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entreat
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

54 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • Cucumetto seemed to yield to his friend's entreaties, and bade him find a shepherd to send to Rita's father at Frosinone.
    Chapters 33-34 (20% in)
  • Remember, also, Villefort, that we have pledged ourselves to his majesty for your fealty and strict loyalty, and that at our recommendation the king consented to forget the past, as I do" (and here she extended to him her hand)—"as I now do at your entreaty.
    Chapters 5-6 (73% in)
  • He replied, however,— "I entreat you, M. de Villefort, be, as you always are, kind and equitable, and give him back to us soon."
    Chapters 7-8 (10% in)
  • It was Villefort who seemed to entreat, and the prisoner who reassured him.
    Chapters 7-8 (49% in)
  • Tell me, I entreat.
    Chapters 7-8 (72% in)
  • If only for the sake of M. de Salvieux, who recommends him to me, I entreat your majesty to receive him graciously.
    Chapters 9-10 (75% in)
  • "Sire," said Villefort, "I will render a faithful report to your majesty, but I must entreat your forgiveness if my anxiety leads to some obscurity in my language."
    Chapters 9-10 (87% in)
  • Not so loud, father, I entreat of you—for your own sake as well as mine.
    Chapters 11-12 (62% in)
  • He entreated to be allowed to walk about, to have fresh air, books, and writing materials.
    Chapters 15-16 (1% in)
  • He laid every action of his life before the Almighty, proposed tasks to accomplish, and at the end of every prayer introduced the entreaty oftener addressed to man than to God: "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us."
    Chapters 15-16 (5% in)
  • Oh, yes, yes; this instant, I entreat you.
    Chapters 15-16 (55% in)
  • "Tell me, I entreat of you, who and what you are?" said he at length; "never have I met with so remarkable a person as yourself."
    Chapters 15-16 (68% in)
  • " 'I thought that my entreaties'— " 'What right have you, any more than the rest, to ask for an exception?
    Chapters 33-34 (22% in)
  • I entreat of you not to go near him—at least to-night; and if to-morrow your curiosity still continues as great, pursue your researches if you will; but to-night you neither can nor shall.
    Chapters 33-34 (83% in)
  • The prayers of all good Christians are entreated for these unfortunate men, that it may please God to awaken them to a sense of their guilt, and to grant them a hearty and sincere repentance for their crimes.'
    Chapters 33-34 (97% in)
  • Move, monsieur—move away, I entreat you; you are exactly in the spot!
    Chapters 43-44 (11% in)
  • '—'Monsieur,' I replied, 'it is not for myself that I entreat your interference—I should grieve for him or avenge him, but my poor brother had a wife, and were anything to happen to me, the poor creature would perish from want, for my brother's pay alone kept her.
    Chapters 43-44 (32% in)
  • I looked at him an instant to see if there was anything to hope from further entreaty.
    Chapters 43-44 (33% in)
  • Two hours afterwards, Madame Danglars received a most flattering epistle from the count, in which he entreated her to receive back her favorite "dappled grays," protesting that he could not endure the idea of making his entry into the Parisian world of fashion with the knowledge that his splendid equipage had been obtained at the price of a lovely woman's regrets.
    Chapters 47-48 (22% in)
  • The woman looked up at these words, and, with a glance far more expressive than any entreaties could have been, pointed to her child, who still continued insensible.
    Chapters 47-48 (31% in)
  • There is but one favor I would entreat of you.
    Chapters 49-50 (25% in)
  • After the ladies had departed for the ball, whither all the entreaties of Madame de Villefort had failed in persuading him to accompany them, the procureur had shut himself up in his study, according to his custom, with a heap of papers calculated to alarm any one else, but which generally scarcely satisfied his inordinate desires.
    Chapters 71-72 (25% in)
  • "Dear Valentine," said Morrel, endeavoring to conceal his own emotion, "listen, I entreat you; what I am about to say is very serious.
    Chapters 73-74 (1% in)
  • "Speak, speak!" said Valentine; "I entreat you."
    Chapters 73-74 (13% in)
  • "Maximilian!" said Valentine, "Maximilian, come back, I entreat you!"
    Chapters 73-74 (14% in)
  • "Maximilian," said she, "Maximilian, my friend, my brother on earth, my true husband in heaven, I entreat you, do as I do, live in suffering; perhaps we may one day be united."
    Chapters 73-74 (18% in)
  • "My God," said Valentine, raising both her hands to heaven with a sublime expression, "I have done my utmost to remain a submissive daughter; I have begged, entreated, implored; he has regarded neither my prayers, my entreaties, nor my tears.
    Chapters 73-74 (18% in)
  • "My God," said Valentine, raising both her hands to heaven with a sublime expression, "I have done my utmost to remain a submissive daughter; I have begged, entreated, implored; he has regarded neither my prayers, my entreaties, nor my tears.
    Chapters 73-74 (18% in)
  • Now listen to me, Maximilian; if by artifice, by entreaty, by accident—in short, if by any means I can delay this marriage, will you wait?
    Chapters 73-74 (21% in)
  • It was to this effect:— Tears, entreaties, prayers, have availed me nothing.
    Chapters 73-74 (25% in)
  • Tell me, I entreat you, my dear doctor, that you may be deceived.
    Chapters 73-74 (44% in)
  • "I come to entreat you, sir," continued Madame de Villefort, "as the only one who has the right of doing so, inasmuch as I am the only one who will receive no personal benefit from the transaction,—I come to entreat you to restore, not your love, for that she has always possessed, but to restore your fortune to your granddaughter."
    Chapters 77-78 (62% in)
  • "I come to entreat you, sir," continued Madame de Villefort, "as the only one who has the right of doing so, inasmuch as I am the only one who will receive no personal benefit from the transaction,—I come to entreat you to restore, not your love, for that she has always possessed, but to restore your fortune to your granddaughter."
    Chapters 77-78 (62% in)
  • Well, here I am, proving at once that I am really neither the one nor the other, by entreating you to keep your promise on that score.
    Chapters 77-78 (67% in)
  • I entreat you, doctor!
    Chapters 79-80 (94% in)
  • No entreaty, no proposition of increased wages, could induce them to remain; to every argument they replied, "We must go, for death is in this house."
    Chapters 79-80 (98% in)
  • They all left, in spite of prayers and entreaties, testifying their regret at leaving so good a master and mistress, and especially Mademoiselle Valentine, so good, so kind, and so gentle.
    Chapters 79-80 (99% in)
  • "— "There is a providence; there is a God," said Monte Cristo, "of whom you are a striking proof, as you lie in utter despair, denying him, while I stand before you, rich, happy, safe and entreating that God in whom you endeavor not to believe, while in your heart you still believe in him."
    Chapters 83-84 (37% in)
  • "On my account?" said the young man; "oh, no, indeed, the count will do me the justice to assert that I have, on the contrary, always entreated him to break off my engagement, and happily it is ended.
    Chapters 85-86 (4% in)
  • Oh, I entreat you, my son, if you had entertained such an idea, dispel it; and my counsel to you—nay, my prayer—is to retain his friendship.
    Chapters 87-88 (55% in)
  • Say no more, I entreat you.
    Chapters 87-88 (91% in)
  • The count, fearing to yield to the entreaties of her he had so ardently loved, called his sufferings to the assistance of his hatred.
    Chapters 89-90 (23% in)
  • Well, Edmond, I swear to you, by the head of that son for whom I entreat your pity,—Edmond, for ten years I saw every night every detail of that frightful tragedy, and for ten years I heard every night the cry which awoke me, shuddering and cold.
    Chapters 89-90 (27% in)
  • Then turning towards Monte Cristo, "Count," said he, "in the name of all that is dear to you, I entreat you not to kill Albert!
    Chapters 89-90 (69% in)
  • "I will tell you, Morrel," said the count, "that I do not need entreating to spare the life of M. de Morcerf; he shall be so well spared, that he will return quietly with his two friends, while I"— "And you?"
    Chapters 89-90 (72% in)
  • Oh, attend to it, Valentine, I entreat you.
    Chapters 93-94 (35% in)
  • "You see you were deceived," murmured the magistrate; "come and see her, and on her bed of agony entreat her pardon for having suspected her."
    Chapters 93-94 (46% in)
  • The brigadier had put his eye to the keyhole, and had discovered Andrea in a posture of entreaty.
    Chapters 97-98 (93% in)
  • I entreat you.
    Chapters 103-104 (28% in)
  • My friend, my dear Maximilian, do not make a hasty resolution, I entreat you.
    Chapters 105-106 (18% in)
  • Now, if I entreat, if I order you to live, Morrel, it is in the conviction that one day you will thank me for having preserved your life.
    Chapters 105-106 (37% in)
  • Then he entreated Peppino, as he would a guardian angel, to give him food; he offered him 1,000 francs for a mouthful of bread.
    Chapters 115-116 (85% in)
  • "Oh, I entreat you," exclaimed Morrel in a low voice, "do not speak another word, count; do not prolong my punishment."
    Chapter 117 (45% in)
  • Mademoiselle de Villefort will share them with you; for I entreat her to give to the poor the immense fortune reverting to her from her father, now a madman, and her brother who died last September with his mother.
    Chapter 117 (92% in)

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