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entreat
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • She entreats you to accept her help....
    Book 4 — Lacerations (93% in)
  • This alone showed the young man's practical and intellectual superiority over the masses of needy and unfortunate students of both sexes who hang about the offices of the newspapers and journals, unable to think of anything better than everlasting entreaties for copying and translations from the French.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (35% in)
  • It was said that so many people had for years past come to confess their sins to Father Zossima and to entreat him for words of advice and healing, that he had acquired the keenest intuition and could tell from an unknown face what a new-comer wanted, and what was the suffering on his conscience.
    Book 1 — The History Of A Family (85% in)
  • Though they knew that the elder scarcely saw any one, they had now suddenly turned up again, and urgently entreated "the happiness of looking once again on the great healer."
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (21% in)
  • "Very well, I will come," Alyosha decided, after rapidly scanning the brief, enigmatic note, which consisted of an urgent entreaty that he would come, without any sort of explanation.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (35% in)
  • "Let me stay here," Alyosha entreated.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (74% in)
  • It was the fear of a woman, of Katerina Ivanovna, who had so urgently entreated him in the note handed to him by Madame Hohlakov to come and see her about something.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (14% in)
  • Alyosha had given his opinion at the time, blushing, and angry with himself for having yielded to his brother's entreaties and put such "foolish" ideas into words.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (78% in)
  • Madame Hohlakov warmly entreated Alyosha to report this new "miracle of prediction" to the Superior and all the brotherhood.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (5% in)
  • On very rare occasions, however, he would talk to visitors, but for the most part he would utter some one strange saying which was a complete riddle, and no entreaties would induce him to pronounce a word in explanation.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (9% in)
  • Can you tell me?" asked Lise with timid entreaty.
    Book 5 — Pro And Contra (11% in)
  • My mother began weeping, and, careful not to alarm my brother, she entreated him to go to church, to confess and take the sacrament, as he was still able to move about.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (11% in)
  • Mitya clasped his hands in entreaty.
    Book 8 — Mitya (31% in)
  • "Madam!" cried Mitya, jumping up at last, clasping his hands before her in helpless entreaty.
    Book 8 — Mitya (31% in)
  • For the last time I entreat you, tell me, can I have the sum you promised me to-day, if not, when may I come for it?
    Book 8 — Mitya (32% in)
  • But then Kolya's mother hastened to entreat the masters on her boy's behalf, and in the end Dardanelov, a respected and influential teacher, exerted himself in his favor, and the affair was ignored.
    Book 10 — The Boys (6% in)
  • With this idea he put on his wadded winter overcoat with its catskin fur collar, slung his satchel round his shoulder, and, regardless of his mother's constantly reiterated entreaties that he would always put on goloshes in such cold weather, he looked at them contemptuously as he crossed the hall and went out with only his boots on.
    Book 10 — The Boys (14% in)
  • "Show us the powder, too," she drawled with a smile of entreaty.
    Book 10 — The Boys (18% in)
  • You were meaning to go to Moscow and refused all your father's entreaties to go to Tchermashnya—and simply at a foolish word from me you consented at once!
    Book 11 — Ivan (57% in)
  • Alyosha entreated him.
    Book 11 — Ivan (98% in)
  • Fetyukovitch flew to him in hot haste entreating him to keep quiet, and at the same instant pounced on Alyosha.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (22% in)

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