American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. A past tense and a past participle of plead.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An occasional (less correct) preterit and past participle of plead.
- v. North America, Scotland Simple past tense and past participle of plead.
GNU Webster's 1913
- colloq. imp. & p. p. of plead
“She bowed her head, term pled her fingers under her chin, just the way we do, and she said silent prayers that lasted and lasted.”
Flowers In The Attic
“In both cases, what remains to be shown is that the process can be uncoupled from the results — that Wal-Mart could, if it wished to, deliver its products at prices lower than anyone else and still act responsibly, or that Wikipedia’s process could yield results as rich and reliable as anything offered by an edited encyclopedia.”
“The question runs as follows: "For years I've wondered if spell-check is responsible for the disappearance of the word pled (as in he pled guilty vs. the current he pleaded guilty) and similar words that were in common usage until about twenty or so years ago.”
“I prefer "pled" simply because it is less unwieldy.”
“And I think we ` re going down a slippery slope when we start taking children away before they ` re even born, based upon acts that the man pled guilty to, Nancy, pled, meaning he may have felt sorry for what he did.”
“In Charleston, one "pled kyawds," but that "pled" lasts longer than a simple”
“The Supreme Court has increasingly closed the courthouse doors to those with constitutional claims by limiting when federal officers can be sued, restricting who has standing to sue in federal court, increasing the facts that must be pled to get into federal court, expanding sovereign immunity that keeps state governments from being held accountable, shifting contested matters to arbitration and away from juries, and limiting punitive damages.”
“His situation was identical to that of John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” except that Walker was indicted and pled guilty to crimes.”
“These judgments would not have exonerated Wilkinson; the crimes to which he pled guilty would have led to a very long incarceration, probably imprisonment for the rest of his life.”
“On August 22, 1994, without giving prior notice to his attorneys and against their advice, Wilkinson pled guilty to two counts of first-degree burglary, three counts of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sexual offense, and two counts of felonious larceny.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘pled’.
"An offense against purity of style or language; originally, the mixing of foreign words and phrases in Latin or Greek; hence, the use of words or forms not made according to the accepted usages of...
This list was generated by first taking a letter from the alphabet, or any of the initial cluster set of phonesthemes compiled by the ingenious Benjamin Shisler) and then sticking one of the suffix...
Max Beerbohm: specifically The Happy Hypocrite, 'a fairy tale for tired men', 1897; then Seven Men, 1919, expanded 1950
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