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entreat
used in King Lear

7 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • neither to speak of him, entreat for him, nor any way sustain him.
    3.3 — Act 3 Scene 3 — A Room in Gloster's Castle (24% in)
entreat = ask earnestly
  • Bethink yourself wherein you may have offended him: and at my entreaty forbear his presence until some little time hath qualified the heat of his displeasure; which at this instant so rageth in him that with the mischief of your person it would scarcely allay.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (87% in)
  • I know, sir, I am no flatterer: he that beguiled you in a plain accent was a plain knave; which, for my part, I will not be, though I should win your displeasure to entreat me to't.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (64% in)
  • I am sorry for thee, friend; 'tis the duke's pleasure, Whose disposition, all the world well knows, Will not be rubb'd nor stopp'd; I'll entreat for thee.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (89% in)
  • If you will come to me,— For now I spy a danger,—I entreat you To bring but five-and-twenty: to no more Will I give place or notice.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (79% in)
  • My lord, entreat him by no means to stay.
    2.4 — Act 2 Scene 4 — Before Gloster's Castle; Kent in the stocks (96% in)
  • Then pr'ythee get thee gone: if for my sake Thou wilt o'ertake us, hence a mile or twain, I' the way toward Dover, do it for ancient love; And bring some covering for this naked soul, Which I'll entreat to lead me.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — The heath (58% in)

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