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appeal
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • Humph! tell your Aunt Agatha, Harry, not to bother me any more with her charity appeals.
  • But, as the nineteenth century has gone bankrupt through an over-expenditure of sympathy, I would suggest that we should appeal to Science to put us straight.

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  • Ordinary women never appeal to one’s imagination.
  • In hers he saw a wild appeal for mercy.
  • If these elements of beauty are real, the whole thing simply appeals to our sense of dramatic effect.
  • The appeal to Antiquity is fatal to us who are romanticists.

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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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