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entreat
used in Catch-22

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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • When night fell, they congregated in the darkness with flashlights, continuing their macabre vigil at the bomb line in brooding entreaty as though hoping to move the ribbon up by the collective weight of their sullen prayers.
    Chapter 12 — Bologna (11% in)
  • McWatt was too busy responding at the controls to Yossarian's strident instructions as Yossarian slipped the plane in on the bomb run and then whipped them all away violently around the ravenous pillars of exploding shells with curt, shrill, obscene commands to McWatt that were much like the anguished, entreating nightmare yelpings of Hungry Joe in the dark.
    Chapter 5 — Chief White Halfoat (89% in)
  • Yossarian pulled back from Orr adamantly, gazing with some concern and bewilderment at Mt. Etna instead of Mt. Vesuvius and wondering what they were doing in Sicily instead of Naples as Orr kept entreating him in a tittering, stuttering, concupiscent turmoil to go along with him behind the scheming ten-year-old pimp to his two twelve-year-old virgin sisters who were not really virgins and not really sisters and who were really only twenty-eight.
    Chapter 22 — Milo the Mayor (30% in)
  • Yossarian tore his eyes away from the gaze of burning entreaty Dobbs had fastened on him.
    Chapter 27 — Nurse Duckett (65% in)
  • 'Lasciami!' she told him in menacing entreaty.
    Chapter 33 — Nately's Whore (90% in)
  • Major Danby entreated politely, pulling free and patting his perspiring brow with a fluttering motion.
    Chapter 42 — Yossarian (87% in)

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