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appeal -- as in: appealed for help
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as in: appealed for help Define
a request or the act of asking -- sometimes specifically that a decision be overturned
  • The Justice Department filed an appeal today in the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge the lower court’s ruling that...
  • The school district lost the law suit, but they plan to appeal the verdict in a higher court.
  • The police appealed for help identifying the shooter.
  • My parents said I couldn’t go, but I appealed their decision and asked them to remember when they were in high school. They finally agreed to let me go on three conditions.

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  •   Jem shuddered. "Like somebody was readin’ my mindů like somebody could tell what I was gonna do. Can’t anybody tell what I’m gonna do lest they know me, can they, Scout?"
      Jem’s question was an appeal. I reassured him: "Can’t anybody tell what you’re gonna do lest they live in the house with you, and even I can’t tell sometimes."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The appeal was rejected and the man was duly executed.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • An appeal was lodged on the grounds of misdirection.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Before I’m through, I intend to jar the jury a bit— I think we’ll have a reasonable chance on appeal, though.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • All I have done is to protect the jury against the emotional effect of emotional appeals by some of our more emotional counsel.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • There’ll be an appeal, you can count on that.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • Dill was of the opinion that an appeal to Atticus’s better nature might work:
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • "If he loses his appeal," I asked one evening, "what’ll happen to him?"
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • And it was he who explained to the people down there that there was some experiment on-some bet about living on a ’desert island’ for a week-and that no notice was to be taken of any appeal for help from out there.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
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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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