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entreat
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

7 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • Therefore I have entreated him along
    With us to watch the minutes of this night;
    That, if again this apparition come
    He may approve our eyes and speak to it.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Elsinore (17% in)
entreated = asked
  • From this time Be something scanter of your maiden presence; Set your entreatments at a higher rate Than a command to parley.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A room in Polonius's house (90% in)
  • What it should be, More than his father's death, that thus hath put him So much from the understanding of himself, I cannot dream of: I entreat you both That, being of so young days brought up with him, And since so neighbour'd to his youth and humour, That you vouchsafe your rest here in our court Some little time: so by your companies To draw him on to pleasures, and to gather, So much as from occasion you may glean, Whether aught, to us unknown, afflicts him thus, That, open'd, lies...
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (2% in)
  • Both your majesties Might, by the sovereign power you have of us, Put your dread pleasures more into command Than to entreaty.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (5% in)
  • Whereon old Norway, overcome with joy, Gives him three thousand crowns in annual fee; And his commission to employ those soldiers, So levied as before, against the Polack: With an entreaty, herein further shown, [Gives a paper.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (13% in)
  • 'tis most true; And he beseech'd me to entreat your majesties To hear and see the matter.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (12% in)
  • —My lord, do as you please; But if you hold it fit, after the play, Let his queen mother all alone entreat him To show his grief: let her be round with him; And I'll be plac'd, so please you, in the ear Of all their conference.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (97% in)

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