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entreat
used in Measure for Measure

5 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • And so deep sticks it in my penitent heart
    That I crave death more willingly than mercy;
    Tis my deserving, and I do entreat it.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A public place near the city gate (88% in)
entreat = ask for
  • ] Give't not o'er so: to him again, entreat him; Kneel down before him, hang upon his gown; You are too cold: if you should need a pin, You could not with more tame a tongue desire it: To him, I say.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another room in the same (27% in)
  • Haste you speedily to Angelo; if for this night he entreat you to his bed, give him promise of satisfaction.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A Room in the prison (97% in)
  • It is not my consent, But my entreaty too.
    4.1 — Act 4 Scene 1 — A Room in Mariana's House (88% in)
  • We shall entreat you to abide here till he come and enforce them against him: we shall find this friar a notable fellow.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — A public place near the city gate (49% in)

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