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appeal
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
appealed for help
Definition
a request or the act of asking — sometimes specifically for help or that a decision be overturned
  • She appealed to her husband.
    p. 5.4
appealed = asked
There are no more uses of "appeal" flagged with this meaning in The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

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2  —1 use as in:
appeals to youthful tastes
Definition
attractiveness or desirability; or to be attractive or desirable
  • Whatever this queer little woman might be, she was certainly harmless, and unexpectedly appealing. Like the school children, she had accepted Kit without a question or suspicion, and...
    p. 92.8
appealing = desirable (good to be with)
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