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entreat
used in A Christmas Carol

3 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • It sought to free itself, but he was strong in his entreaty, and detained it.
    4 — The Last of the Three Spirits (99% in)
entreaty = request or persuasion
  • No wind that blew was bitterer than he, no falling snow was more intent upon its purpose, no pelting rain less open to entreaty.
    1 — Marley's Ghost (9% in)
  • ...conspicuous hooks, that people's mouths might water gratis as they passed; there were piles of filberts, mossy and brown, recalling, in their fragrance, ancient walks among the woods, and pleasant shufflings ankle deep through withered leaves; there were Norfolk Biffins, squat and swarthy, setting off the yellow of the oranges and lemons, and, in the great compactness of their juicy persons, urgently entreating and beseeching to be carried home in paper bags and eaten after dinner.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (19% in)

There are no more uses of "entreat" in A Christmas Carol.

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