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used in Middlemarch

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to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • "We have nothing to do to-day except go about, have we?" she added, looking entreatingly at Mr. Casaubon.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (91% in)
  • "Please not to call it by any name," said Dorothea, putting out her hands entreatingly.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (65% in)
  • There was almost an uproar among the children now, and Mary held up the cambric embroidery towards her mother entreatingly, that it might be put out of reach while the boys dragged her into a dance.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (75% in)
  • She saw clearly enough the whole situation, yet she was fettered: she could not smite the stricken soul that entreated hers.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (51% in)
  • "Celia," said Dorothea, entreatingly, "you distress me.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (58% in)
  • She was unpleasantly conscious that she had been on the verge of speaking as "one of the foolish women speaketh"—telling first and entreating silence after.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (39% in)
  • But she had not entreated silence, and to prevent Caleb's blame she determined to blame herself and confess all to him that very night.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (39% in)
  • But I entreat your patience with one who is already bowed down by inward trial.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (86% in)
  • Rosamond had that morning entreated him to urge this step on Lydgate; and it seemed to him as if he were beholding in a magic panorama a future where he himself was sliding into that pleasureless yielding to the small solicitations of circumstance, which is a commoner history of perdition than any single momentous bargain.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (53% in)

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