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appeal
used in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

8 uses
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appeals to youthful tastes
Definition
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
  • Bailey and I sloshed down twilight trails to the pig pens, and standing on the first fence rungs we poured down the unappealing concoctions to our grateful hogs.
    p. 17.2

There are no more uses of "appeal" flagged with this meaning in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

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  • Later, my room had all the cheeriness of a dungeon and the appeal of a tomb.
    p. 264.1
  • His eyes seemed to hold me with a mixture of threats and appeal.
    p. 12.3
  • The fact that I had arrived at my desired destination by lies made it less appealing to me.
    p. 85.7
  • She appealed to me because she was like people I had never met personally.
    p. 95.1
  • It made no difference to him that she was almost a woman, or possibly it was just that difference which made her so appealing.
    p. 150.3
  • This belief appeals particularly to one who is unable to compete legally with his fellow citizens.
    p. 225.4
  • The Negro organizations to whom I appealed for support bounced me back and forth like a shuttlecock on a badminton court.
    p. 268.2

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