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  • adv. Beseechingly; in a manner that implores or beseeches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an imploring manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a beseeching manner

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Examples

  • I called her by her name imploringly; I spoke to her, but she only looked at me and made no answer.

    Jacqueline of Golden River

  • His delusion complete, he calls imploringly to Isolde, Sweetest, Loveliest, "When, oh, finally, when, will you quench the torch, that it may announce to me my happiness?

    The Wagnerian Romances

  • The wretched man called imploringly after him; but he closed the door, and summoning Mrs Barnes, begged her to look well after him, and to see that the nurse did all in her power to keep him calm, and to soothe him to rest.

    Frank Oldfield Lost and Found

  • At the sound the bull whirled and plunged after us again recklessly, and I led him across to where the younger bull was still ranging up and down the shore, calling imploringly to his phantom mate.

    Wood Folk at School

  • But there came a time when during the fever fits she began to talk in a hoarse, broken voice, to play on the coverlet as if on her beloved little piano, and try to sing with a throat so swollen that there was no music left, a time when she did not know the familiar faces around her, but addressed them by wrong names, and called imploringly for her mother.

    Little Women

  • On hearing, however, his own name imploringly pronounced, his English blood was up, and, rushing at the tyrant, he stayed his uplifted arm, and demanded the poor creature's life.

    Great African Travellers From Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley

  • a throat so swollen that there was no music left, a time when she did not know the familiar faces around her, but addressed them by wrong names, and called imploringly for her mother.

    Little Women

  • She could hardly credit the evidence of her own ears when a meek little voice called imploringly, "Oh, Joyce, could you come and get me?

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware

  • "I would rather have my tongue cut out than tell you," Lord Harford continues, half-ashamed, "only that I want you to know where your refuge is if he breaks your heart. Oh!" imploringly, "why will you not care for me who am ready to devote my life to you?

    Tales from Many Sources Vol. V

  • I looked imploringly at the people approaching me.

    Ghost Searches Downtown

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  • "Just drop the preciousss into the pit of fire, Frodo", Sam beseeched imploringly.

    December 2, 2007