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appeal
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Mansfield Park
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  • Edmund, on this appeal, had first to hear what was going on; but, on understanding the question, was at no loss for an answer.
  • Miss Crawford, pleased with the appeal, gave her all her best judgment and taste, made everything easy by her suggestions, and tried to make everything agreeable by her encouragement.

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  • Sir Thomas had appealed to her reason, conscience, and dignity.
  • A few minutes were enough for such unsatisfactory sensations on each side; and Sir Thomas having exerted himself so far as to speak a few words of calm approbation in reply to an eager appeal of Mr. Yates, as to the happiness of the arrangement, the three gentlemen returned to the drawing-room together, Sir Thomas with an increase of gravity which was not lost on all.
  • Fanny imagined this to be an appeal to her judgment, and therefore, after a moment’s consideration, said, "If you only want me as a listener, cousin, I will be as useful as I can; but I am not qualified for an adviser.

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as in: appealed for help Define
a request or the act of asking -- sometimes specifically that a decision be overturned
as in: appeals to youthful tastes Define
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
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