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entreat
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • Entreaties, cuffs, and kicks could not drive them back, so at their own instance they were put down in the ship's run for salvation.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (79% in)
  • Only the silence of the boat was at intervals startlingly pierced by one of his peculiar whispers, now harsh with command, now soft with entreaty.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (75% in)
  • Then I entreat you, tell me if to the best of your own convictions, this your story is in substance really true?
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (97% in)
  • This was the tormented surgeon, who, after in vain remonstrating against the proceedings of the day, had betaken himself to the Captain's round-house (CABINET he called it) to avoid the pest; but still, could not help yelling out his entreaties and indignations at times.
    Chapters 91-93 -- The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (28% in)
  • Nay, sir, not yet; I do entreat.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (16% in)
  • All by his own request, also, biscuits were then ranged round the sides within: a flask of fresh water was placed at the head, and a small bag of woody earth scraped up in the hold at the foot; and a piece of sail-cloth being rolled up for a pillow, Queequeg now entreated to be lifted into his final bed, that he might make trial of its comforts, if any it had.
    Chapters 109-111 -- Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin; Queequeg in his Coffin; The Pacific (62% in)
  • Not reasoning; not remonstrance; not entreaty wilt thou hearken to; all this thou scornest.
    Chapters 121-123 -- Midnight, on the Forecastle; Midnight, Aloft; The Musket (79% in)

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