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entreat
used in The House of the Seven Gables

3 uses
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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • And, therefore, since we have been unfortunate enough to introduce our heroine at so inauspicious a juncture, we would entreat for a mood of due solemnity in the spectators of her fate.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (71% in)
  • Entreat him not to come in!
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (84% in)
  • For the instant, it appeared doubtful whether it were not the Judge's resolute purpose to set Hepzibah aside, and step across the threshold into the parlor, whence issued that broken and miserable murmur of entreaty.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (85% in)

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