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appeal
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Ethan Frome
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  • He had always been more sensitive than the people about him to the appeal of natural beauty.
  • His look appealed to Ethan for sympathy.

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  • Jotham’s facial muscles were unmoved by this appeal and, his vocabulary being limited, he merely repeated: "I guess I’ll go along back."
  • There had never been anything in her that one could appeal to; but as long as he could ignore and command he had remained indifferent.
  • If the Hales were sorry for him they would surely respond to his appeal.
  • Hale, after all, knew enough of Ethan’s situation to make it possible for the latter to renew his appeal without too much loss of pride; and, moreover, how much did pride count in the ebullition of passions in his breast?

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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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