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entreat
used in The Awakening

15 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • he asked again, this time fondly, with a note of entreaty.
    Chapter 11 (35% in)
entreaty = pleading or attempt at persuasion
  • Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
    Chapter 5 (95% in)
  • Of course Edna would like to hear Mademoiselle Reisz play; but she feared it would be useless to entreat her.
    Chapter 9 (57% in)
  • He did not mind the entreaty, but the tone with its delicate note of pathos was like a reproach.
    Chapter 10 (72% in)
  • "Write to me when you get there, won't you, Robert?" she entreated.
    Chapter 15 (89% in)
  • The boys were being put to bed; the patter of their bare, escaping feet could be heard occasionally, as well as the pursuing voice of the quadroon, lifted in mild protest and entreaty.
    Chapter 17 (28% in)
  • Victor said it was really not worth while to go inside for the letters, when his mother entreated him to go in search of them.
    Chapter 20 (79% in)
  • He entreated her to bear in mind that the disclosures of the afternoon were strictly confidential.
    Chapter 20 (95% in)
  • "Let me see it," requested the young woman, entreatingly.
    Chapter 21 (49% in)
  • The music grew strange and fantastic—turbulent, insistent, plaintive and soft with entreaty.
    Chapter 21 (89% in)
  • "I beg your pardon," he entreated, following her; "it never occurred to me that it might be repulsive."
    Chapter 25 (73% in)
  • "Sing," entreated Mrs. Highcamp.
    Chapter 30 (80% in)
  • He did not say good night until she had become supple to his gentle, seductive entreaties.
    Chapter 31 (**% in)
  • "Don't neglect me," entreated Madame Ratignolle; "and don't mind what I said about Arobin, or having some one to stay with you.
    Chapter 33 (22% in)
  • She found in his eyes, when he looked at her for one silent moment, the same tender caress, with an added warmth and entreaty which had not been there before the same glance which had penetrated to the sleeping places of her soul and awakened them.
    Chapter 33 (57% in)

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