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  • Do you suppose I didn't try, first of all, to get what I wanted as if it were for myself? I told him how much I should love to travel abroad like other young wives; I tried tears and entreaties with him; I told him that he ought to remember the condition I was in, and that he ought to be kind and indulgent to me; I even hinted that he might raise a loan.   (source)
    entreaties = pleadings or persuasions
  • You -- poor and obscure, and small and plain as you are -- I entreat to accept me as a husband.   (source)
    entreat = ask
  • I entreated, and finally attempted to force her to retire.   (source)
    entreated = asked earnestly
  • My dear son, I entreat you never to make such an assertion again.   (source)
    entreat = ask
  • I entreat you not to suppose that I moved this way in order to beg for a partner.   (source)
  • Then Graham's run was extended, and Cynthia leavened her entreaties with a lie.†   (source)
  • This last entreaty was rendered in a child's whine, and the woman transmitting through the electronic speaker laughed at its strangeness, this nasal entreaty emanating from a dull black drone.†   (source)
  • He was entreating anyone, friend or foe, to see the light and stop this madness.†   (source)
  • Rainbows danced around his head as he lifted his hands in entreaty.†   (source)
  • I entreated him not to do so that night, as he might hit me instead of her.†   (source)
  • This took time: the telephone company was struggling under the sudden load and also to repair infrastructure destroyed in the fighting, and so Saeed's office landline worked at best intermittently, and when it did, an operator could be swatted out of the swarm of busy tones only rarely, and that operator was—despite Saeed's desperate entreaties, desperate entreaties being common in those days—limited to giving out a maximum of two numbers per call, and when Saeed finally did obtain a new pair of numbers to try, more often than not one or both proved to be nonfunctional on any given day, and he had to ring and ring and ring again.†   (source)
  • Each child has its own entreaties to body and soul.†   (source)
  • The entreaties were useless.†   (source)
  • It will come when the sponsors are ready to give it, and no entreaties will change that.†   (source)
  • Hall shot back that Ang Dorje had in fact tried repeatedly to rouse them but they had ignored his entreaties.†   (source)
  • It was not an order, but an entreaty.†   (source)
  • He would beg, entreat, promise, pledge.†   (source)
  • Kim's voice was an entreaty.†   (source)
  • Despite Sloan's entreaty, Eragon did not repeat the question in their common language, nor did he depart.†   (source)
  • But Blaze's entreating look told her everything she needed to know.†   (source)
  • He is a rabbit, but he is that cold, bad dream from which we can only entreat Lord Frith to save us today and tomorrow.†   (source)
  • The only thing that mattered was the abject entreaty, the adoration of the cloud of all-power—forty softly throbbing bodies arrayed along the walls.†   (source)
  • What—what—aren't you going to tell me your name, and what you are, before you go?" she entreated him.†   (source)
  • Max stared grimly through the bars at Straavh, who now trotted toward the center of the arena, smashing the side of his battle-ax against his shield and entreating the crowd.†   (source)
  • "I must entreat that you will keep what I say to yourself, but I foresaw, predicted, all that has happened," Lee wrote to Dr. Benjamin Rush, an influential member of Congress, who, Lee knew, would never keep it to himself.†   (source)
  • When night fell, they congregated in the darkness with flashlights, continuing their macabre vigil at the bomb line in brooding entreaty as though hoping to move the ribbon up by the collective weight of their sullen prayers.†   (source)
  • He politely refused all their entreaties.†   (source)
  • August and I wait outside, listening to passionate entreaties and tongue clicks.†   (source)
  • Beautiful Moon and I joined their entreaties, because this well-loved true-life tale—tragic and darkly funny at the same time—was a good way for us to practice the chanting associated with our special women's writing.†   (source)
  • Until that moment I believe she thought my entreaty might concern my marriage or my childbirth —at worst, the disappearance of Mrs. Fauxmanteur.†   (source)
  • For God is subtle; He does not point always at what He intends, but is more dark, and we must seek His face and entreat Him that He will, in His mercy, show it to us.†   (source)
  • Her footsteps fall subtly in the hallway, trailed by Daddy's heavy tread and garbled entreaty not to go.†   (source)
  • Then I will entreat him to confirm what I have done and to make it lifelong.†   (source)
  • However, Secretary of State Webster refused to even respond to Minister Argaiz's entreaties for a meeting.†   (source)
  • Sensing a fight, the girls pour out of the church and congregate at its doors, despite Mademoiselle LeFarge's entreaties for them to go inside.†   (source)
  • He hated neither Italy, swords, horses, nor encyclopedias, and he didn't see the war in Libya as the logical result of but, rather, as a deviation from the way things were, and yet he received entreaties from strange Italians infatuated with the Turkish Empire.†   (source)
  • At the end, no more entreaties to God, no more pleas for divine mercy.†   (source)
  • And the idea entreats me once more, to wonder if something like love is forever victorious, truly conquering all, or if there are those who, like me, remain somehow whole and sovereign, still live unvanquished.†   (source)
  • "If Mr. Pignetti did not break the code of the room then we can prove he did not break the honor code of the Institute, Mr. Grace," Mark said, and he raised his hands in a sign of entreaty, of subordination.†   (source)
  • Sophie cried and yanked at my arm, but even her entreaties failed to budge me.†   (source)
  • "You must go," she kept entreating.†   (source)
  • Lena entreated the silence.†   (source)
  • The footsteps of the anti-impeaching Republicans were dogged from the day's beginning to its end and far into the night, with entreaties, considerations, and threats.†   (source)
  • But in spite of the attitude of dignity she was striving to assume, she sobbed out again, "You mustn't go," and her voice was an entreaty.†   (source)
  • I entreat you to observe that I have come here voluntarily, in response to that written appeal of a fellow-countryman which lies before you. I demand no more than the opportunity to do so without delay. Is not that my right?   (source)
  • She wakes; and I entreated her come forth
    And bear this work of heaven with patience:   (source)
    entreated = asked
  • It sought to free itself, but he was strong in his entreaty, and detained it.   (source)
    entreaty = request or persuasion
  • I have scarcely the right to tell it myself at present, because I have been entreated not to do so.   (source)
    entreated = asked
  • And with this gentle, but unconquerable obstinacy did he resist all her entreaties.   (source)
    entreaties = requests or persuasions
  • There was one voice of a young woman, ... and entreating for some favor,   (source)
    entreating = asking
  • Let me entreat you, for your own sake and for hers, to be more quiet.   (source)
    entreat = ask
  • "Don't you ask it, mum," said Bob, entreatingly.   (source)
    entreatingly = in a pleading manner
  • I entreat Mr. Traddles to bear with me in entering into these details.   (source)
    entreat = ask
  • ...it contained letters from Geneva, and one from Clerval entreating me to join him.   (source)
    entreating = asking earnestly
  • He placed this book in my grandmother's hands, looked at her entreatingly, and said, with an earnestness which I shall never forget, "Te-e-ach, te-e-ach my Antonia!"   (source)
    entreatingly = in a pleading manner
  • Say no more against it, I entreat you.   (source)
    entreat = ask
  • I beg and entreat of you not to do it.   (source)
    entreat = attempt to persuade
  • She had at first yielded to our entreaties, but when she heard that the life of her favourite was menaced, she could no longer control her anxiety.   (source)
    entreaties = earnest requests
  • Will no entreaties cause thee to turn a favourable eye upon thy creature, who implores thy goodness and compassion?   (source)
  • Miss Dashwood, for half an hour--for ten minutes-- I entreat you to stay.   (source)
    entreat = ask
  • Let me entreat you never to think of him again, my dear Catherine; indeed he is unworthy of you.   (source)
    entreat = ask earnestly
  • Otherwise I have no doubt that he would have added his earnest and heartfelt entreaties, to ours.†   (source)
  • My baby, my blood, my honest truth: entreat me not to leave thee, for whither thou goest I will go.†   (source)
  • Rachel, as he has now been entreated to call her.†   (source)
  • She knew them too, but they were deaf to her entreaties.†   (source)
  • "Prince Theon," Maester Luwin entreated, "you will remember your promise?†   (source)
  • Let me entreat you to write me more letters at a time, surely you cannot want subjects.†   (source)
  • His opinions, protests, and entreaties carried no weight.†   (source)
  • "Husband, hear me—" the queen entreated.†   (source)
  • He hid his face in his son's body, trying to block out their entreaties.†   (source)
  • 'Lasciami!' she told him in menacing entreaty.†   (source)
  • Yossarian tore his eyes away from the gaze of burning entreaty Dobbs had fastened on him.†   (source)
  • Sir, be pleased to take another breast of pigeon, I entreat you.†   (source)
  • "If Robb has to go, watch over him," Bran entreated the old gods, as they watched him with the heart tree's red eyes, "and watch over his men, Hal and Quent and the rest, and Lord Umber and Lady Mormont and the other lords.†   (source)
  • That was why they took the bells off the goats, bells that the Arabs had swapped them for macaws, and put them at the entrance to town at the disposal of those who would not listen to the advice and entreaties of the sentinels and insisted on visiting the town.†   (source)
  • Aureliano Segundo tried to take advantage of her delirium to get her to ten him where the gold was buried, but his entreaties were useless once more "When the owner appears," Ursula said, "God will illuminate him so that he will find it."†   (source)
  • With them he waged the sad war of daily humiliation, of entreaties and petitions, of come-back-tomorrow, of any-time-now, of we're-studying-your-case-with-the-proper-attention; the war hopelessly lost against the many yours-most-trulys who should have signed and would never sign the lifetime pensions.†   (source)
  • "Hear me," Brienne entreated as Rorge cut the ropes that bound her to Jaime, "in the name of the King in the North, the king you serve, please, listen—" Rorge dragged her off the horse and began to kick her.†   (source)
  • Your Grace, I must entreat you.†   (source)
  • We pass the bodies hanging from the trees like ghoulish chimes, their entreaties whispered on the wind: "Help us...."†   (source)
  • Along with Angela, Eragon made his apologies for their tardiness, and then he listened as Nasuada explained to Elva the value of her abilities to the Varden-As if she doesn't already know,Eragon commented to Saphira-and entreated her to release Eragon from his promise to try to undo the effects of his blessing.†   (source)
  • In the faint starlight they both saw a rabbit as real as themselves: a rabbit in the last stages of exhaustion, its back legs trailing behind its flattened rump as though paralyzed: a rabbit that stared, white-eyed, from one side to the other, seeing nothing, yet finding no respite from its fear, and then fell to licking wretchedly at one ripped and bloody ear that drooped across its face: a rabbit that suddenly cried and wailed as though entreating the Thousand to come from every quarter to rid it of a misery too terrible to be borne.†   (source)
  • Orfeo," his former employer entreated.†   (source)
  • He cast an entreating glance at Borgsjö, but the CEO was intently studying Berger's nine-point programme.†   (source)
  • So many tickets sell that after Uncle Al entreats the crowd to shift closer together for the fourth time, it becomes clear that this won't be enough.†   (source)
  • But if from inexperience or inadvertency, anything should ever escape me inconsistent with propriety, I must entreat you, by putting it to its true cause and not to any want of respect, to pardon and excuse me.†   (source)
  • And again: "I must entreat you to lose not a moment's time in preparing to come on, that you may take off from me every care of life but that of my public duty, assist me with your councils, and console me with your conversation.†   (source)
  • "Come on, Gemma," Ann entreats.†   (source)
  • "My sweet king," the Tyrell girl entreated, "come, return to your place, there's another singer waiting."†   (source)
  • At the same time, they extolled my virtues and repeated phrases such as If only we could persuade that worthy family to wait a few years before taking you, or It is sad we are now separated, while entreating my in-laws to be lenient and teach me their family customs with patience.†   (source)
  • When she wrestles to get free, he knocks her onto the grass and pins her there, trying to force her ring back on her finger, alternately murmuring entreaties and spitting threats.†   (source)
  • Major Danby entreated politely, pulling free and patting his perspiring brow with a fluttering motion.†   (source)
  • Yossarian pulled back from Orr adamantly, gazing with some concern and bewilderment at Mt. Etna instead of Mt. Vesuvius and wondering what they were doing in Sicily instead of Naples as Orr kept entreating him in a tittering, stuttering, concupiscent turmoil to go along with him behind the scheming ten-year-old pimp to his two twelve-year-old virgin sisters who were not really virgins and not really sisters and who were really only twenty-eight.†   (source)
  • McWatt was too busy responding at the controls to Yossarian's strident instructions as Yossarian slipped the plane in on the bomb run and then whipped them all away violently around the ravenous pillars of exploding shells with curt, shrill, obscene commands to McWatt that were much like the anguished, entreating nightmare yelpings of Hungry Joe in the dark.†   (source)
  • Democrats and Republicans alike, battle-scarred veterans of the Civil War and the violence of politics, sat in somber silence, as they listened to the urgent entreaties of the freshman Congressman from Mississippi.†   (source)
  • "Nathan, please!" she entreated him.†   (source)
  • "Sir," she continued, pressing a little on the note of entreaty, "I do hope you will believe me when I say that my imprisonment here is a terrible miscarriage of justice.†   (source)
  • But I did seem to be aware, during the time of the telling of her story, while the smoke churned up over the nearby roofs and the fire erupted at last toward the sky in fierce incandescence, that those words which had commenced in pious Presbyterian entreaty became finally meaningless.†   (source)
  • Come thou, and entreat his blessing!†   (source)
  • I cannot find my way back, I am shut out though I entreat earnestly and put forth all my strength.†   (source)
  • "But let me invite you," I entreated her.†   (source)
  • If you and your bed still held any charms for me, no looks and no entreaties could keep me away.†   (source)
  • Properly entreated and honoured, the painting had never failed to produce rain.†   (source)
  • Come down and save me, I beg of you, I entreat you, I implore you, or I perish.†   (source)
  • All entreaty, all timidity had vanished, in its stead a fierce resolve.†   (source)
  • He sank hopelessly down on his knees and entreated them: 'Leave me alone.'†   (source)
  • She exchanged a glance of burlesque entreaty with Luke.†   (source)
  • The Lavingtons of this world are not moved by entreaties!†   (source)
  • He rolled his eyes entreatingly upwards at Miss Ida Nelson.†   (source)
  • I hoped my entreaties might move him.†   (source)
  • In response to all entreaties, all efforts to find the reason for her sudden and unreasonable decision.†   (source)
  • Dominique, whom he had tried to save from the Banner...When they met in the building, Scarret looked at him expectantly, with an entreating, tentative half-smile, an eager pupil waiting for the teacher's recognition of a lesson well learned and well done.†   (source)
  • entreating the sleepers (the house was full again; Mrs. Beckwith was staying there, also Mr. Carmichael), if they would not actually come down to the beach itself at least to lift the blind and look out.†   (source)
  • However, they couldn't get me to beg and entreat—though I wasn't unmoved by the thought of a jail sentence, head shaven, fed on slumgullion, mustered in the mud, buffaloed and bossed.†   (source)
  • Looking round he saw the stranger crouched in the rocking-chair, gazing with an effect of prayer, entreaty.... The child said there was a new doctor in town: the old one had fever and wouldn't stir.†   (source)
  • He was accustomed to command, not to entreat, and he retained the respect of his Indian vassals to the end.†   (source)
  • Roark had never known how to entreat and he was not doing it well; his voice was hard, toneless, revealing the effort, so that the plea became an insult to the man who was making him plead.†   (source)
  • And as sometimes happens when a cloud falls on a green hillside and gravity descends and there among all the surrounding hills is gloom and sorrow, and it seems as if the hills themselves must ponder the fate of the clouded, the darkened, either in pity, or maliciously rejoicing in her dismay: so Cam now felt herself overcast, as she sat there among calm, resolute people and wondered how to answer her father about the puppy; how to resist his entreaty—forgive me, care for me; while James the lawgiver, with the tablets of eternal wisdom laid open on his knee (his hand on the tiller had become symbolical to her), said, Resist him.†   (source)
  • "Do get up," she entreated.†   (source)
  • Irene Mallard pressed her palm across the mouthpiece of the telephone, smiling at Eugene ironically, and rolling her eyes entreatingly aloft.†   (source)
  • Helen rushed out to the playhouse and with large gesture and hearty entreaty strove to appease outraged Annie.†   (source)
  • In the early hours of morning, at two or three o'clock, he would waken, and walk through the house weeping and entreating release.†   (source)
  • At the approach of another car he cried out in loud alarm, by turns cursing and entreating his son to caution.†   (source)
  • At the dead of night he would rise, full of pain and terror, blaspheming vilely against his God at one moment, and frantically entreating forgiveness at the next.†   (source)
  • But sometimes when he was drunk he fell weeping on his knees before it, called it Cynthia, and entreated its love, forgiveness, and blessing for its sinful but repentant boy.†   (source)
  • Completely flustered when she awoke to find herself without help, she would immediately call Helen over the telephone, pouring her fretful story into the girl's ear and entreating assistance: "I'll declare, child, I don't know what I'm going to do.†   (source)
  • And he made the effort at reconciliation Eugene so dreaded, whimpering, blowing his foul breath upon his brother's cringing flesh, and entreating him to say nothing of the occurrence when he went home.†   (source)
  • As he made to her his trembling passionate entreaties, she would smile with an affectation of patronizing humor, make a bantering humming noise in her throat, and say: "Why, say—you can't grow up yet.†   (source)
  • You know me"; and still racing for the far end, he would open his bag and hurl to them one of his big sandwiches, which stayed them for a moment, as they fell upon its possessor and clawed it to fragments, but they were upon him in a moment more with the same yelping insistence, hunting him down into a corner of the fence, and pressing in with outstretched paws and wild entreaty.†   (source)
  • She spoke rapidly and pleadingly, looked entreatingly into his face.†   (source)
  • Almighty God, we entreat Thy blessing upon this marriage.†   (source)
  • "Don't answer them any more!" entreated Sue.†   (source)
  • I even bawled entreaties to the sailors.†   (source)
  • "Ardalion," said Nina Alexandrovitch, entreatingly.†   (source)
  • "Don't you do it, Anne," entreated Diana.†   (source)
  • The eyes seemed to be entreating him to hurry, that time was flying, that soon it might be too late.†   (source)
  • My dear Fraulein Kleefeld, might I entreat you to assist?†   (source)
  • But she would never entreat it or make friends with it.†   (source)
  • Madeline, however, was not moved by their entreaties.†   (source)
  • As he vanished the mother raised her head and lifted both hands, entreating.†   (source)
  • Henceforth no effort of mine, no piteous cry or agonized entreaty, would make them even look at me.†   (source)
  • "A little patience, I entreat, citoyenne," he continued imperturbably.†   (source)
  • God appealed to you, threatened you, entreated you to return to Him.†   (source)
  • "Jude—don't talk about ME—I wish you wouldn't!" she entreated.†   (source)
  • Let me entreat you, Dr. Seward, oh, let me implore you, to let me out of this house at once.†   (source)
  • "Write to me when you get there, won't you, Robert?" she entreated.†   (source)
  • Once she had entreated him to become her kind of a cowboy—a man in whom reason tempered passion.†   (source)
  • l'Ambassadeur I entreat you not to touch M. le Directeur'?†   (source)
  • Kells, don't let him see me!" entreated Joan.†   (source)
  • I entreated her not to let grandfather, even, come into my room.†   (source)
  • Perhaps the villain was softened by the woman's entreaties.†   (source)
  • "Oh, let her alone, I entreat you!" cried the prince.†   (source)
  • Oh—you mustn't," she entreated pushing back from him.†   (source)
  • He overtook her in a few quick strides, and laid an entreating hand on her arm.†   (source)
  • And just now had come the entreaty to him, "Don't—take—me—back—there!†   (source)
  • I entreated; she caught her breath tremulously, flung my arm away.†   (source)
  • Three days after you've entreated her on your knees to hasten your marriage?†   (source)
  • I entreat you!" she whispered, "can we not bury the past?"†   (source)
  • But I do entreat you to endeavour to keep as much as possible in touch with moral ideals.†   (source)
  • Knowing that, how could she write entreaties to him, or show that she cared for him any more?†   (source)
  • Remember it and smile to him ...entreat him ...tell him that your bonds hurt you.†   (source)
  • For a whole week she has been entreating and worrying and persuading me to marry you.†   (source)
  • "As cautiously as possible!" he entreated.†   (source)
  • Grandmother entreated them to try Antonia.†   (source)
  • 'His uneasy eyes fastened upon mine, questioned, begged, challenged, entreated.†   (source)
  • He did not say good night until she had become supple to his gentle, seductive entreaties.†   (source)
  • Madeline calmly rose from the table, eluding Florence's entreating hand, and started for the door.†   (source)
  • He entreated her to bear in mind that the disclosures of the afternoon were strictly confidential.†   (source)
  • I lost no time in entreating him earnestly not to be absurd; to come in and shut the door.'†   (source)
  • But Aglaya so entreated them that at last they consented to sell her the hedgehog.†   (source)
  • "Not as then—never as then—'tis different!" she entreated.†   (source)
  • I called to it, but it did not reply; I begged and entreated, but in vain.†   (source)
  • My word, how she entreated me for her little chap!†   (source)
  • "Let me see it," requested the young woman, entreatingly.†   (source)
  • Yes, and as a preliminary to a new entreaty.†   (source)
  • "Oh, but it is absolutely necessary for me," Gania entreated.†   (source)
  • The music grew strange and fantastic—turbulent, insistent, plaintive and soft with entreaty.†   (source)
  • Vera promised, and the prince entreated her not to tell anyone of his intention.†   (source)
  • He did not mind the entreaty, but the tone with its delicate note of pathos was like a reproach.†   (source)
  • Point those dangerous weapons aside, I entreat of you; more for your own sakes, than for mine.†   (source)
  • Napoleon gallops past the line of fugitives, harangues, urges, threatens, entreats them.†   (source)
  • 'Do not speak just now, mama, I entreat you,' said Kate.†   (source)
  • Meantime, Amrah, so entreated, only wept the more.†   (source)
  • And now, I do entreat this boon—
    Leave to withdraw from my intrusion.†   (source)
  • She spoke to him, ordered, entreated, and insisted in vain.†   (source)
  • To fall down before her, to sob with remorse, to kiss her feet, to entreat her forgiveness!†   (source)
  • Mr. Dimmesdale gently repelled their entreaties.†   (source)
  • She entreats you to accept her help....You have both been insulted by the same man.†   (source)
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