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entreat
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • In this state I appeared before my master, humbly entreating him to interpose his authority for my protection.
    Chapter 10 (25% in)
  • A single word from the white men was enough—against all our wishes, prayers, and entreaties—to sunder forever the dearest friends, dearest kindred, and strongest ties known to human beings.
    Chapter 8 (22% in)

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