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  • 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.
    appealed = requested that they reverse or overturn [their decision]
  • The police appealed for help identifying the shooter.
    appealed = asked
  • Some looked appealingly at those who had come to observe their humiliation, this prelude to their deaths.   (source)
    appealingly = in a manner that asks for help
  • His advice was to appeal to God and that He would answer our prayers.   (source)
    appeal = make a request
  • But I appealed unto thy heart in vain, and now is the time gone for meeting…   (source)
    appealed = called upon
  • When he appealed for rest while burning up with fever, the Bird refused him.   (source)
    appealed = requested
  • If I get Pilot I'll put in an appeal.   (source)
    appeal = request (to overturn a decision)
  • She was a judge on the United States Circuit Court of Appeals.   (source)
    appeals = requests or challenges (of a lower court's decision)
  • "If he loses his appeal," I asked one evening, "what'll happen to him?"   (source)
    appeal = request that a decision be overturned
  • On the morning after the village crier's appeal the men of Umuofia met in the marketplace and decided to collect without delay two hundred and fifty bags of cowries to appease the white man.   (source)
    appeal = request
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  • She appealed to her husband.   (source)
    appealed = asked
  •   MARY WARREN: I— She glances at Abigail, who is staring down at her remorselessly. Then, appealing to Proctor: Mr. Proctor—
      PROCTOR, taking it right up: Abigail leads the girls to the woods, Your Honor, and they have danced there naked—   (source)
    appealing = (looking) as though asking for help
  •   "Come, pig!" said Mr. Zuckerman, tapping the pail.
      "He's appealing to your stomach."   (source)
    appealing = asking (in a way that is of interest)
  • How could you make appeal to the future when not a trace of you, not even an anonymous word scribbled on a piece of paper, could physically survive?   (source)
    appeal = request
  • The appeal was rejected and the man was duly executed.   (source)
    appeal = request [to overturn a verdict]
  • Her eyes fell on Jordan and me with a sort of appeal, as though she realized at last what she was doing — and as though she had never, all along, intended doing anything at all.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • "I appeal to your friends," he said, "they will, perhaps, not mind sitting in judgement on my case."   (source)
    appeal = make a request
  • So powerful seemed the minister's appeal that the people could not believe but that Hester Prynne would speak out the guilty name, or else that the guilty one himself in whatever high or lowly place he stood, would be drawn forth by an inward and inevitable necessity, and compelled to ascend the scaffold.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers.   (source)
    appealing = requesting or challenging
  • My passionate and indignant appeals were lost upon them.   (source)
    appeals = requests
  • 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.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • To get him released she walked forty miles alone over mountains to appeal to a powerful cousin.   (source)
    appeal = make a request
  • "And if there are, you know there's an appeal process."   (source)
    appeal = request (to overturn a decision)
  • Dill was of the opinion that an appeal to Atticus's better nature might work:   (source)
    appeal = request
  • PROCTOR, turning, appealing to Hale: Mr. Hale!   (source)
    appealing = asking
  • But they all laughed at that — an appeal went to a committee for study.   (source)
    appeal = request (to overturn a decision)
  • There'll be an appeal, you can count on that.   (source)
    appeal = request that a decision be overturned
  • I knew it was pointless appealing to Musharraf.   (source)
    appealing = making a request
  • I think we'll have a reasonable chance on appeal, though.   (source)
    appeal = request that a decision be overturned
  • After this appeal, two guards left camp and returned with a dog, reportedly the only one left in Naoetsu.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • Several POW officers appealed to the authorities for meat; to withhold it, they said, violated international law.   (source)
    appealed = requested
  • Maybe Louie was being punished for refusing to make the broadcast, or maybe the producer to whom Louie had appealed for help had told the Bird of Louie's accusations.   (source)
    appealed = called upon
  • He appealed to all Swatis to return.   (source)
  • Each family member, including Lily, had been required to sign a pledge that they would not become attached to this little temporary guest, and that they would relinquish him without protest or appeal when he was assigned to his own family unit at next year's Ceremony.   (source)
    appeal = request (to overturn a decision)
  • Jem shuddered. "Like somebody was readin' my mind… 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."   (source)
    appeal = request
  • In desperation the animals began appealing to the two horses which drew the van to stop.   (source)
    appealing = pleading (asking urgently)
  • When his nerves were in rags after hours of questioning, even this appeal could reduce him to snivelling tears.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • All I have done is to protect the jury against the emotional effect of emotional appeals by some of our more emotional counsel.   (source)
    appeals = requests or challenges
  • At this Snowball sprang to his feet, and shouting down the sheep, who had begun bleating again, broke into a passionate appeal in favor of the windmill.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • It systematically undermines the solidarity of the family, and it calls its leader by a name which is a direct appeal to the sentiment of family loyalty.   (source)
    appeal = request (something made to call upon or be attractive to)
  • Most of the time they screamed abuse at him and threatened at every hesitation to deliver him over to the guards again; but sometimes they would suddenly change their tune, call him comrade, appeal to him in the name of Ingsoc and Big Brother, and ask him sorrowfully whether even now he had not enough loyalty to the Party left to make him wish to undo the evil he had done.   (source)
    appeal = ask
  • But there were other days when they settled down to their work almost eagerly, making a tremendous show of entering up their minutes and drafting long memoranda which were never finished — when the argument as to what they were supposedly arguing about grew extraordinarily involved and abstruse, with subtle haggling over definitions, enormous digressions, quarrels threats, even, to appeal to higher authority.   (source)
    appeal = make a request
  • He paused opposite Winston and began eagerly appealing to him: 'You don't think they'll shoot me, do you, old chap?'   (source)
    appealing = asking
  • All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working-hours or shorter rations.   (source)
    appealed = called upon
  • Her eyes were fixed on his, with an appealing expression that looked more like fear than pain. A curious emotion stirred in Winston's heart. In front of him was an enemy who was trying to kill him: in front of him, also, was a human creature, in pain and perhaps with a broken bone. Already he had instinctively started forward to help her.   (source)
    appealing = as though asking for help
  • He made this last appeal with a courtly air of conviction which was not without its own charm.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • She looked appealingly to us all in turn, beginning and ending with her husband.   (source)
    appealingly = in a manner that asks
  • Then he raised his arms again, as though appealing to the whole universe.   (source)
    appealing = pleading (asking urgently)
  • I have not known the man to whose innate kindliness I would more confidently make an appeal.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • My expectation was not realized, for when he found that his appeal would not be successful, he got into quite a frantic condition.   (source)
  • She looked at me so appealingly, and at the same time manifested such courage and resolution in her bearing, that I gave in at once to her wishes.   (source)
    appealingly = in a manner that asks
  • Mina looked at him appealingly as she asked, "But why need we seek him further, when he is gone away from us?"   (source)
    appealingly = in a manner that asked
  • She did not flinch from the pain which I knew she must have suffered, but looked at him with eyes that were more appealing than ever.   (source)
    appealing = pleading (asking urgently)
  •   "Edmund, am I saying too much?"
      Edmund, on this appeal, had first to hear what was going on; but, on understanding the question, was at no loss for an answer.   (source)
    appeal = request (in this case, for an answer)
  • A murmur of approbation followed Elizabeth's simple and powerful appeal, but it was excited by her generous interference, and not in favour of poor Justine, on whom the public indignation was turned with renewed violence, charging her with the blackest ingratitude.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • 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."   (source)
  • "She will not speak!" murmured Mr. Dimmesdale, who, leaning over the balcony, with his hand upon his heart, had awaited the result of his appeal.   (source)
  • Interpreting Hester Prynne's deportment as an appeal of this nature, society was inclined to show its former victim a more benign countenance than she cared to be favoured with, or, perchance, than she deserved.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    appeal = request (in this case, for agreement)
  • The public is despotic in its temper; it is capable of denying common justice when too strenuously demanded as a right; but quite as frequently it awards more than justice, when the appeal is made, as despots love to have it made, entirely to its generosity.   (source)
    appeal = request
  • At this wild and singular appeal, which indicated that Hester Prynne's situation had provoked her to little less than madness, the young minister at once came forward, pale, and holding his hand over his heart, as was his custom whenever his peculiarly nervous temperament was thrown into agitation.   (source)
  • The directness of this appeal drew the eyes of the whole crowd upon the Reverend Mr. Dimmesdale—young clergyman, who had come from one of the great English universities, bringing all the learning of the age into our wild forest land.   (source)
  • The young minister, on ceasing to speak had withdrawn a few steps from the group, and stood with his face partially concealed in the heavy folds of the window-curtain; while the shadow of his figure, which the sunlight cast upon the floor, was tremulous with the vehemence of his appeal.   (source)
  • Knowing what this poor fallen man had once been, her whole soul was moved by the shuddering terror with which he had appealed to her—the outcast woman—for support against his instinctively discovered enemy.   (source)
    appealed = called upon
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  • Part of its appeal is that it is a new approach.
    appeal = attractiveness
  • The music has popular appeal.
  • Her enthusiasm appeals to me.
    appeals = is attractive
  • The bars provided a way to climb down the riverbank. Not a very appealing way—the bars looked slippery, and the water below was so terribly fast.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • But I realized that these three appealed to me because they were like the heroes in the novels I read.   (source)
    appealed = were attractive
  • Through dinner, Dad would list all the false theories of science that his genius son would disprove; then after dinner, I would tell Richard about college, about classes, books, professors, things I knew would appeal to his innate need to learn.   (source)
    appeal = be attractive or desirable
  • One of the first movies they got me was Bend It Like Beckham, thinking the story of a Sikh girl challenging her cultural norms and playing football would appeal to me.   (source)
    appeal = be attractive
  • I was afraid the appeal of my life in America would draw me back, that I would wade back into that great, big river and let myself forget, let the things I had learned these last few days sink to the bottom.   (source)
    appeal = attractiveness
  • If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.   (source)
    appeal = are attractive
  • Neither putting on makeup nor wearing a sheet had much appeal for me, so I played football with the boys, who would waive their guys-only rule and let me join a team if they were short a player.   (source)
    appeal = attraction
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  • Roy had other options, none particularly appealing.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • If the joker does not appeal to you, throw it away and keep this for good luck.   (source)
    appeal = seem desirable
  • But the long silence from Ron and Hermione had made Harry feel so cut off from the magical world that even taunting Dudley had lost its appeal — and now Ron and Hermione had forgotten his birthday.   (source)
    appeal = desirableness
  • Wilderness appealed to those bored or disgusted with man and his works.   (source)
    appealed = was attractive
  • I had always wanted to see the rainbow-colored houses of Charleston, how they had real horse and buggies on the street, but as appealing as all that was, it nearly crushed me to think of leaving.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • Children are much more appealing, anyway.   (source)
    appealing = desirable
  • The idea of being able to escape so easily was appealing.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • That should appeal to your imagination.   (source)
    appeal = be attractive or desirable
  • Not that I ever believed that the whole production of World War II was a trick of the eye manipulated by a bunch of calculating fat old men, appealing though this idea was.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • Once, books appealed to a few people, here, there, everywhere.   (source)
    appealed = were attractive
  • That's the detail that appeals to me.   (source)
    appeals = is attractive or desirable
  • I read most of them with laudable zeal, but few of them really appealed to me.   (source)
    appealed = were attractive
  • She looked so appealing and so pretty that I could not refuse her, and there was no possible reason why I should, so I took her with me.   (source)
    appealing = attractive (or possibly with urgency in the request)
  • Sir Thomas had appealed to her reason, conscience, and dignity.   (source)
    appealed = tried to show the desirability
  • But a tiny part of me wonders if this was a compliment. That he meant I was appealing in some way.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • But that only added to the scheme's appeal.   (source)
    appeal = attractiveness
  • Another something hit the wall, and the idea sounded appealing.   (source)
    appealing = desirable
  • But the thought of returning to Boulder in defeat wasn't very appealing, either.   (source)
    appealing = attractive or desirable
  • It's an appealing setting, open and filled with light.   (source)
  • Caroline had tried to make the sweatshirts more appealing by sewing large Santas, bordered with glitter, on the fronts, but this only made the dingy cotton seem dingier.   (source)
    appealing = attractive
  • "Of course, if the idea doesn't appeal to you," he said, blinking rapidly, "you needn't be in on it."   (source)
    appeal = feel desirable
  • This appealed to me mightily.   (source)
    appealed = was attractive
  • Two-Bit or Steve or even Soda would have gone right along with him, just to see if they could embarrass the girls, but that kind of kicks just doesn't appeal to me.   (source)
    appeal = feel desirable
  • Darry and Sodapop were in the pictures too; Jerry Wood told me that if Sodapop and Darry hadn't been so good-looking, they wouldn't have taken so many. That was public appeal, he said.   (source)
    appeal = attractiveness
  • To a self-possessed young man inebriated with the unfolding drama of his own life, all of this held enormous appeal.   (source)
  • On the face of it, Bullhead City doesn't seem like the kind of place that would appeal to an adherent of Thoreau and Tolstoy, an ideologue who expressed nothing but contempt for the bourgeois trappings of mainstream America.   (source)
    appeal = be attractive or desirable
  • I can see what appealed to Chris.   (source)
    appealed = was attractive
  • The reduction in the number of verbs — that is the point that will appeal to you, I think.   (source)
    appeal = be attractive
  • It was really the paint that appealed to me, the whiteness of it, like a mask, and the bright red lips.   (source)
    appealed = was attractive
  • What appealed to him about it was not so much its beauty as the air it seemed to possess of belonging to an age quite different from the present one.   (source)
  • Your mind appeals to me.   (source)
    appeals = is attractive
  • The idea seems to appeal to Gimpy who turns to stare at Charlie.   (source)
    appeal = be attractive or desirable
  • Pearl's sullen, accusing presence had become especially unappealing.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unappealing means not and reverses the meaning of appealing. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • This is all he remembers about her — details neither appealing nor unappealing.†   (source)
  • "Okay," he said, in a way that she found unappealing.†   (source)
  • Do they see a two-story apartment building that is an unappealing color of pink?†   (source)
  • An awkward embrace, want clutched close by riches, but for Paul Berlin it was not unappealing.†   (source)
  • And yet nearly as unappealing as the brook.†   (source)
  • It was an unappealing shade of pale green, with an even paler froth atop it.†   (source)
  • "She'll return to her previously unappealing state soon.†   (source)
  • "Speaking of unappealing states, Larkin, why don't you show us those baby blues, I mean yellows?"†   (source)
  • The food Mrs. Byrne makes is bland and unappealing– —soft gray peas from a can, starchy boiled potatoes, watery stews—and there's never enough of it.†   (source)
  • Maybe there was some rule about not making vampires out of the physically unappealing, she'd thought then, but now she wondered if the vampirism itself wasn't transformative, smoothing out blotched skin, adding color and luster to eyes and hair.†   (source)
  • When I lifted the top off, flaps of bread guts were hanging down, and Jimmy said it looked "unappealing."†   (source)
  • The trade-off must have seemed unappealing to NFL coaches, as passing attempts per game actually fell a bit through the 1960s.†   (source)
  • Bailey and I sloshed down twilight trails to the pig pens, and standing on the first fence rungs we poured down the unappealing concoctions to our grateful hogs.†   (source)
  • Annemarie said later that Jimmy should talk, that he looked "unappealing" in his stretched-out white T-shirt with yellow underarm stains.†   (source)
  • Even though I was just figuring out that, for me, there was something inherently unappealing about getting married, I couldn't help but wonder if I'd take someone simply for the sake of making Dad happy.†   (source)
  • Her face had grown slightly puffy and her body had softened and slumped, but when she studied the family album she thought that her younger self seemed unappealingly puny by comparison—pinched and tight, almost starved-looking.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unappealingly means not and reverses the meaning of appealingly. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • I felt myself weakening under the fatigue, straining to keep awake at times, eating food I found utterly too rich and unappealing.†   (source)
  • It occurred to him that if they were expected to shoot, they could also expect to be shot at--an unappealing thought.†   (source)
  • And the more I listened and the more unappealing she became, the more I wanted to get inside her pants, for reasons no one comprehends under heaven.†   (source)
  • Now every citizen was guaranteed enough to eat, but the rations were not luxurious, and often as not were unappealing.†   (source)
  • The alternative is so unappealing.†   (source)
  • "The way I see it, you had a weak circumstantial case before your most important witness died, and you've got an unappealing victim.†   (source)
  • And then, reaching out again, the clean smell of the water, which was surprisingly unappealing despite my thirst.†   (source)
  • She found herself both warmed and distressed by this callow, transfixed infatuation and could really respond only to the poetry, for besides being, at twenty or so, at least ten years younger than she was, he was also physically unappealing—that is, enormously overweight aside from his grotesquely disoriented eyes.†   (source)
  • The firmness with which the men mouthed their cigars made the lower part of their faces expressionless, heavy, unappealing.†   (source)
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  • Don't forget, we can appeal if this doesn't go our way."†   (source)
  • He had a habit of appealing to me on matters concerning the ladies.†   (source)
  • The moment he settled himself against its gnarled roots, he understood why the place had once appealed to the stray: from where he sat, Edgar had a clear view down the trail both ways.†   (source)
  • Hers has a little bump on the bridge that I think only adds to her appeal.†   (source)
  • But like all forms of self-inflicted pain, the stomach girdle eventually lost its appeal.†   (source)
  • If you want to make an appeal, now is the time.†   (source)
  • I think I thought it would appeal to you.†   (source)
  • I cannot tell that story without appealing to the cast of characters who made up my life.†   (source)
  • A few brave Jewish war veterans appealed to him for help, and he told Hitler in no uncertain terms that if the Jews were good enough to fight and shed their blood for the German Reich, they had the right to serve their country as professionals.†   (source)
  • Its swaths of deep brush and arable land made it great for farming but less appealing for honeymoons and hedonism.†   (source)
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  • Unless I wanted to sign a five-year indenturement contract with some corporation, and that was about as appealing to me as rolling around in broken glass in my birthday suit.†   (source)
  • Once or twice it reared its head straight up, as if appealing to heaven—the abomination of the moment was perfectly expressed.†   (source)
  • Although his female colleagues insisted the gray only accentuated his bookish appeal, Langdon knew better.†   (source)
  • Walter's appeal was denied.†   (source)
  • She looked around at Harry and Ron, appealing for their support.†   (source)
  • It's probably lost its appeal.†   (source)
  • We can appeal.†   (source)
  • There are outstretched little hands and appeals for attention.†   (source)
  • He might have appealed to their pride a little bit, but he tried not to let his hopes get too high.†   (source)
  • But the thought of being out of the annex was appealing.†   (source)
  • It's why the Whisperer has so much appeal to Messengers — it soothes their fears, and Mr. Curtain uses that to motivate them.†   (source)
  • Suddenly there was real appeal in building a volcano or making my own neoprene or demonstrating the various scientific applications of gear ratios.†   (source)
  • Get him moving on the appeal.†   (source)
  • I snicker, but the idea is momentarily appealing.†   (source)
  • And, far from being highway robbery, a costly price tag actually increases the appeal of the park.†   (source)
  • Schindler renamed the company Deutsche Emalwarenfabrik, German Enamel Works, a name designed to appeal to German army contractors.†   (source)
  • Liver sausage and sauerkraut couldn't possibly appeal to Jess, and was something both girls had detested the thought of all their lives.†   (source)
  • Captain Westfall was not excessively handsome, but she couldn't help finding the ruggedness of his face and the clarity of his golden-brown eyes rather appealing.†   (source)
  • I wanted to find out why it was so appealing and likable.†   (source)
  • "June," he said, "I think I'm going to appeal for a different mentor tomorrow."†   (source)
  • And then, to add to Mr. Merrill's appeal, we pitied him for his family.†   (source)
  • He's the appealing kid with the floppy hair.†   (source)
  • Detention does not sound appealing.†   (source)
  • When the game lost its appeal, Maniac lost his power.†   (source)
  • Dr. Johnson said, "Your mother has decided to waive your right to appeal.†   (source)
  • The museum replies to Etienne's appeals; they report that Marie-Laure's father never arrived.†   (source)
  • That was what made traveling appeal to him? he always made new friends, and he didn't need to spend all of his time with them.†   (source)
  • Their failure to care wasn't just appealing, but seductive.†   (source)
  • Betty turned to her, gripped her arm, and made her appeal.†   (source)
  • Once, I tried to appeal to my mom.†   (source)
  • "I am from Seton Hall University," the speaker began, "and we have a special program that some of you might find appealing.†   (source)
  • Multiple earrings don't have the same punk appeal; every forty-something divorcée on the island has half a dozen hoops in her ears.†   (source)
  • Traditional therapy did not appeal to me.†   (source)
  • One and Two appealed to me, certainly, but mostly I liked the idea of just her and just me on campus.†   (source)
  • School no longer held the exciting appeal that it had years ago.†   (source)
  • But nothing appeals to them.†   (source)
  • Sometimes Tita didn't even taste her food, which was bland and didn't appeal to her.†   (source)
  • Groves was an engineer by training with a graduate degree from MIT, and Oppenheimer's great insight was to appeal to that side of Groves.†   (source)
  • Dothraki customs had scant appeal for him.†   (source)
  • I have to wonder if his mouth has been altered to make him more appealing.†   (source)
  • Kai said, appealing to the queen.†   (source)
  • I was much too full to even think about dinner, and though it was early in the evening, the idea of going straight to bed was very appealing.†   (source)
  • But Golde appealed and won.†   (source)
  • "They've got as much sex appeal as a road accident.†   (source)
  • None of the games appealed to him, the way he felt now.†   (source)
  • It's lost its appeal."†   (source)
  • A painting that appeals to a child, yes?†   (source)
  • Part of the appeal of hamburgers and nuggets is that their boneless forms allow us to forget we're eating animals.†   (source)
  • My word will be absolute law, beyond appeal.†   (source)
  • I don't know why the music appealed to me before.†   (source)
  • But not this time, because I was so happy and because, I admit, it was a little fantasy that appealed to me too.†   (source)
  • The idea of identifying three cadavers didn't appeal to Holly.†   (source)
  • The idea of locking the bedroom door behind her had occurred, but it just didn't appeal.†   (source)
  • Somehow the hardscrabble look gave her an earthy appeal.†   (source)
  • But she appealed to me in more than a physical way.†   (source)
  • Cooking things was what appealed to Georgina.†   (source)
  • The NAACP began a round of appeals up through the courts, trying to get us seven students back into Central High.†   (source)
  • And though the thought of building a home in the safety of isolation appealed to him, he had witnessed too many wrongs committed in Galbatorix's name, from murder to slavery, to turn his back on the Empire.†   (source)
  • This symmetry appeals to me.†   (source)
  • "I'm glad being shipwrecked appeals to you."†   (source)
  • I have meetings, and three appeals coming up.†   (source)
  • I can certainly see the appeal.†   (source)
  • I wondered if he had any idea how appealing his voice was.†   (source)
  • When we told them our appeal to the church and the Missionary Society felled, they were disappointed.†   (source)
  • The Memphis Commercial Appeal had reported the story of a young man named Arthur Sallis.†   (source)
  • It was a desperate appeal in the mountains of a foreign land.†   (source)
  • That made Seward, of all of Lincoln's cabinet officers, Booth's most appealing target tonight.†   (source)
  • It was just forbidden and wild enough to appeal to her.†   (source)
  • The setting was just too appealing.†   (source)
  • The enduring appeal of this cautionary tale suggests how deeply embedded it is in our collective consciousness.†   (source)
  • Does that sound appealing?†   (source)
  • Insurance didn't appeal to me.†   (source)
  • Here daily came dozens of workers, reports, appeals.†   (source)
  • "We're going to appeal," Dad said from his easy chair.†   (source)
  • The bitter irony appealed to me.†   (source)
  • What an appealing message to send!†   (source)
  • Then she reconsiders and adds a final appeal.†   (source)
  • A couple of other guys came out of the car, and they too tried to salvage the night, tried to appeal for calm.†   (source)
  • But the idea of a permanent gash across the bridge of my nose and mat burns on every pointed appendage does not appeal to me no matter how many trophies I might walk away with.†   (source)
  • This appealed to Jane.†   (source)
  • It appeals to me.†   (source)
  • The accommodation didn't seem to appeal much to her either.†   (source)
  • No one noticed her panicked car-window appeals.†   (source)
  • You want me here, don't you?" he appealed, turning to Clary.†   (source)
  • Other children tried appealing to people's consciences, pleading with them.†   (source)
  • It was beautiful and so appealing.†   (source)
  • I gave a little sigh and appealed to Gaskill.†   (source)
  • That's why stories appeal to us.†   (source)
  • "Great," I said, even though I didn't find those meatballs any more appealing than my usual cheese sandwich.†   (source)
  • This time I'm thinking I might be able to do it by appealing to both his sense of tradition and his appetite.†   (source)
  • I appealed to his iconoclast, millionaire rodeo-cowboy ego.†   (source)
  • Certain that such an intricate relationship was understandable only with the complicity of his sister, he did not grant her the grace of an excuse or the right of appeal, but shipped her on the schooner to San Juan de la Cienaga.†   (source)
  • Some of the women banded to appeal to the Reverend Mother.†   (source)
  • One benefit especially appealed to me.†   (source)
  • The novelty of this appeals to him.†   (source)
  • But back in 2003, the giant insect hadn't taken up his post yet, so the low brick building about fifteen minutes from downtown Denver didn't shout "Kid appeal!" on the outside.†   (source)
  • Most students avoided it anyway, and maybe the feeling of getting away from everyone else was another part of the appeal.†   (source)
  • The Labrador has much that appeals to people.†   (source)
  • He could very likely have appealed for leniency.†   (source)
  • Doctor Quinn had an abstract quality that appealed to Joan, but it gave me the polar chills.†   (source)
  • But if these two men found me appealing enough, they might start a bidding war, which could put me in the same position to repay my debts as if I'd been a popular apprentice all along.†   (source)
  • Silly hat, he mused, that was unaccountably appealing on her.†   (source)
  • He spoke his high-flown talk which had never been what had appealed to Dede.†   (source)
  • His eyes seemed to hold me with a mixture of threats and appeal.†   (source)
  • I was hungry but the thought of eating raw fish didn't appeal to me.†   (source)
  • Everyone in pih knew that "dq" stood for "Drama Queen," and a dq proposal meant an emotional appeal.†   (source)
  • The inherent dangerousness of the enterprise appealed to her far more than the game itself; she was not good enough at arithmetic to care whether she won or lost, there was no real joy in trying to beat the law of averages, but she derived some pleasure from deceiving Miss Blunt.†   (source)
  • Can you appeal?†   (source)
  • It appealed to me tremendously.†   (source)
  • An appeal would have been rejected for sure.†   (source)
  • I know I cannot compete with the Countess in skills or wisdom or appeal, and I saw the way she looked at you.†   (source)
  • Prayers are like those appeals of ours.†   (source)
  • The authors, as part of an appeals process, had examined four men convicted of seemingly unmotivated murders.†   (source)
  • In a case this big, the DA followed every rule to the letter, so that if the case ever went up on appeal, procedure would not be the downfall of the original verdict.†   (source)
  • Baba Hajji's decision was swift and allowed for no appeal.†   (source)
  • And he felt their movement away from him, decently but definitely, with nervous, and, as it were, backward smiles; they were making it clear that he could make no appeal to them, for they did not know who he was.†   (source)
  • Will jumped out the door, then turned with a last agonized appeal to the teacher.†   (source)
  • This appealed to him.†   (source)
  • "Hey, look," Frankie said, opening his palm in appeal.†   (source)
  • If the appeal of dancing on one of the world's most famous stages isn't enough for you, then please don't try out."†   (source)
  • But then my future as a deserter is no more appealing.†   (source)
  • Her appeal put him in a tough spot.†   (source)
  • But sure, it's appealing, what they're doing.†   (source)
  • "You may as well all know that I'm going," he said, "and we shall have Kehaar with us, if that appeals to you at all."†   (source)
  • LINDNER (TO MAMA in her reverie) Then I would like to appeal to you, Mrs. Younger.†   (source)
  • You appeal to him that way.†   (source)
  • It was a long shot to send a jailhouse appeal, but from where I was sitting I had nothing to play but long shots.†   (source)
  • That was a prospect that did not appeal to me for Jason's sake and, I must admit, for my own as well.†   (source)
  • Personals, appeal to a broad audience.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, Mayor Mason sent out urgent appeals for any sort of emergency relief.†   (source)
  • Judging others held little appeal to me now, and when I did it, I regretted it.†   (source)
  • Work didn't appeal to him this Saturday morning.†   (source)
  • But it doesn't appeal to your sense of humour.†   (source)
  • They always appeal to me.†   (source)
  • If that's city ways, they don't appeal to me.†   (source)
  • Each appeal brought him only another beating--administered with scorn.†   (source)
  • But something about him was appealing.†   (source)
  • I give the word decent an extra push, hoping to appeal to some maternal sense of shame and propriety.†   (source)
  • "I'm sure he has lots of other appealing qualities."†   (source)
  • They explored every angle to appeal the decision, and they prayed.†   (source)
  • The hunter told his story about the bird, and appealed to a higher court.†   (source)
  • Then he blazed on, as he and Syed brainstormed a list of dozens more celebrities, until Mortenson had 580 appeals in the mail.†   (source)
  • It was supposed to be a lot of hard work and that appealed to him.†   (source)
  • ] It's a delicate dance, but using him has a certain appeal.†   (source)
  • Belle appealed to Ed to discipline the boy, to focus him back on the church and get his mind off football.†   (source)
  • Then, in the same note: "Butterfly is the most irresistibly appealing of Puccini's 'Little Women.'†   (source)
  • Maybe you are losing your appeal," I reply dryly.†   (source)
  • All the boys really liked her, especially because she was dumb—when anyone spoke to her she just blinked in an appealingly dumb way.†   (source)
  • 'What is the matter with my master?' asked Sam in a low voice, looking appealingly at Strider.†   (source)
  • After we're there, then perhaps we can locate a scholar, or appeal to the Parliament for access to the king's archives and library for help.†   (source)
  • Nothing very appealing came to mind.†   (source)
  • A young man around your age would have appealed to him in particular.†   (source)
  • Then they drew huge multicolored doves, butterflies, and bloody flowers, with hand-lettered verses by the Poet and appeals for the people to unite.†   (source)
  • Milo was appealing to Yossarian from the bottom of his soul.†   (source)
  • This seemed like an argument that would appeal to the Sisters and keep me out of the emergency room.†   (source)
  • Cedric concurs, hopeful of this expert testimony about his impending sex appeal.†   (source)
  • I was resolved not to give way to tears or to otherwise appeal for pity but to accept my punishment.†   (source)
  • He'd whined, pleaded with, and appealed to his uncle until he was blue in the face.†   (source)
  • We'd pass as normal and appeal to their pity.†   (source)
  • But the more my world spun, the more appealing he became.†   (source)
  • Only cactuses had perennial appeal.†   (source)
  • Until our appeal was heard, though, and the final order came to shut us down, there was little to do but plod on.†   (source)
  • You're a student—whether the idea appeals to you or not.†   (source)
  • Was he so appealing?†   (source)
  • We do not survive disaster merely by appealing to invisible powers.†   (source)
  • "And they're all on appeal.†   (source)
  • There is one more thing, sir…. it's an appeal for a denied visa extension.†   (source)
  • Now he is appealing to me for a relationship.†   (source)
  • "I'll appeal."†   (source)
  • But the committee analyzed the appeal and —†   (source)
  • I'll appeal to his baser instincts, of which he has plenty.†   (source)
  • Captain Samson turned to Sir Geoffrey with his hands open in appeal.†   (source)
  • The following day, the last day of 1776, he made a dramatic appeal to the veteran troops of the Continental Army to stay with him.†   (source)
  • For one reason or another, it could lose its appeal.†   (source)
  • They promoted me to the state desk covering southwest Florida, including the Everglades, which had an almost magical appeal to me, a boy from the foothills.†   (source)
  • That man I've appealed to.†   (source)
  • Mr. Mompellion sought him out at his croft, trying an appeal to any shred of good left deep within him.†   (source)
  • Sebastian's double death appealed to Felicia.†   (source)
  • But a life on horseback, in hot sun and dry wind and the nip of winter, had already begun to abrade the smooth, hard planes of youth and bless him with a pleasantly worn and appealing face that spoke of deep experience and rural wisdom.†   (source)
  • My parents were missionaries who met in college in California and found that their faith not only allowed them to spread Christianity but also appealed to their sense of adventure.†   (source)
  • She turned to appeal to Mattie.†   (source)
  • The inspector had done so, with reluctance, whereupon Dakers promptly entered an appeal.†   (source)
  • And she has the most appealing of feminine virtues, especially in a queen.†   (source)
  • Such a notion would appeal to Peter, I suppose.†   (source)
  • Apparently, some guys think that women find quarterbacks appealing.†   (source)
  • The letter's wording is personal, an appeal from one leader to another to do the right thing.†   (source)
  • I came here to appeal to your conscience!†   (source)
  • "You have appealed to Tash," said Aslan.†   (source)
  • The law was overturned by a U.S. circuit court, and the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal.†   (source)
  • A bit of colour always appeals to the natives, yes, I remember putting that in my report.†   (source)
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