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entreat
used in 1776

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Definition
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
  • "I must entreat that you will keep what I say to yourself, but I foresaw, predicted, all that has happened," Lee wrote to Dr. Benjamin Rush, an influential member of Congress, who, Lee knew, would never keep it to himself.
    p. 244.9

There are no more uses of "entreat" in 1776.

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