Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. entreaty; invitation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Entreaty; invitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Something entreated, as a favor.

Etymologies

entreat +‎ -ment (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The resistance we will face, or our Saudi and Talib proxies would face after we engage in such entreatment, will re reflected in headlines, not about the South and East of the country, but the North.

    Is Afghanistan Obama's Weakness?

  • Before you, my "progressive" friends, advocate such craven entreatment of the Taliban and such abandonment of our natural friends and allies in Afghanistan to the not so tender mercies of Talibs and Salafists, I suggest you read some real history.

    Is Afghanistan Obama's Weakness?

  • But over half of the Afghan population does not, and will not accept the results of such entreatment.

    Is Afghanistan Obama's Weakness?

  • Grange, [584] and otheris, repugned to thare purpoise, fearing least that the eschaping of the otheris should be ane occasioun of thare warse entreatment.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • It tiptoed, it swayed, and genuflected, and shook itself in an agony of entreatment.

    A Shepherd of the Sierras

  • He said, and devised foul entreatment of noble Hector.

    The Iliad

  • He said, and devised foul entreatment of noble Hector, stretching him prone in the dust beside the bier of Menoitios 'son.

    The Iliad

  • "Mr Whitstable, I con you hearty thanks for your good and just entreatment of me," said Aubrey, "and if ever your occasions call you into Cumberland, I promise you a true welcome at Selwick Hall."

    It Might Have Been The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

  • It gives me much pleasure to hear of Mr. Hobhouse's and Mr. Merivale's good entreatment by the journals you mention.

    Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 6) With His Letters and Journals

  • As such there is a grave danger that accidentally such entreatment with these criminals reinforces (in the terrorists minds) the utility of keeping weapons.

    Slugger O'Toole

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