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appeal
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

2 meanings, 6 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
appealed for help
Definition
a request or the act of asking — sometimes specifically for help or that a decision be overturned
  • "If he loses his appeal," I asked one evening, "what'll happen to him?"
    p. 293.7
appeal = request that a decision be overturned (in this case, a request that another trial overturn the last one)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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."
    p. 78.6
  • appeal = request (in this case, for reassurance)

    (editor's note:  Elsewhere in this book, appeal is also used to refer to a specific request for a new trial to challenge the outcome of a previous trial.)
  • I think we'll have a reasonable chance on appeal, though.
    p. 117.3
  • appeal = request that a decision be overturned (in this case, in a new trial)
  • There'll be an appeal, you can count on that.
    p. 285.8
  • appeal = request that a decision be overturned (in this case, in a new trial)
  • Dill was of the opinion that an appeal to Atticus's better nature might work:
    p. 292.2
appeal = request
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2  —1 use as in:
appeals to youthful tastes
Definition
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
  • That should appeal to your imagination.
    p. 140.9
appeal = be attractive or desirable
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