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entreat
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

3 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • I gave a cry of surprise, threw up my arms to cover my face, and, rushing to my confidant, the Lascar, entreated him to prevent anyone from coming up to me.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (95% in)
  • She was about to renew her entreaties when a door slammed overhead, and the sound of several footsteps was heard upon the stairs.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (56% in)
  • Perhaps the villain was softened by the woman's entreaties."
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (86% in)

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