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entreat
used in Henry VIII

6 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • I humbly do entreat your Highness' pardon; My haste made me unmannerly.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Kimbolton (64% in)
entreat = ask
  • Because they speak no English, thus they pray'd To tell your Grace, that, having heard by fame Of this so noble and so fair assembly This night to meet here, they could do no less, Out of the great respect they bear to beauty, But leave their flocks; and, under your fair conduct, Crave leave to view these ladies and entreat An hour of revels with 'em.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in York Place (68% in)
  • So please your Highness, The question did at first so stagger me, Bearing a state of mighty moment in't And consequence of dread, that I committed The daring'st counsel which I had to doubt; And did entreat your Highness to this course Which you are running here.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — A hall in Black-Friars (90% in)
  • The Cardinal's letters to the Pope miscarried, And came to the eye o' the King; wherein was read, How that the Cardinal did entreat his Holiness To stay the judgement o' the divorce; for if It did take place, "I do" quoth he "perceive My king is tangled in affection to A creature of the Queen's, Lady Anne Bullen."
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Ante-chamber to the King's apartment (7% in)
  • Noble lady, First, mine own service to your Grace; the next, The King's request that I would visit you, Who grieves much for your weakness, and by me Sends you his princely commendations, And heartily entreats you take good comfort.
    4.2 — Act 4 Scene 2 — Kimbolton (72% in)
  • If entreaties Will render you no remedy, this ring Deliver them, and your appeal to us There make before them.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A gallery in the palace (84% in)

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