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  • n. Plural form of entreaty.


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  • Bubba left nary an asset, relative nor even a wet spot in California to serve as a connection to his past life there so is impervious to entreaties from the state income tax functionaries for a cut of his retirement nut.

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  • Brushing aside Spaak's accusations that he was not being "a good European", Mendès-France also ignored entreaties from the Americans and even Churchill, from whom he sought, unsuccessfully, guarantees of British involvement in the EDC.

    We've been there before

  • Those concerns follow similar entreaties from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which urged further study of the rule to ensure it doesn't hurt poor and minority consumers by making banking services unaffordable.

    Banks Find Allies in Debit-Fee Fight

  • The only reply to their entreaties was a harsh command to move on faster frequently followed by a blow.

    The Boy Slaves

  • The unfortunate Princess understood only too well the dangers of her position, and she accordingly exerted all her influence to obtain the dismissal of Puylaurens, but the brilliant favourite had become necessary to the existence of his frivolous master, far more so, indeed, than the wife who was no longer rendered irresistible by novelty; and the only result of her entreaties was a peevish order not to listen to any complaints against those who were attached to his person.

    The Life of Marie de Medicis — Volume 3

  • -- _which fain_ would it _convince_; that is, the entreaties of love which would fain _over-power_ grief.

    Notes to Shakespeare — Volume 01: Comedies

  • Is it wrong that I love the idea of Hillary Clinton making "entreaties" to Al Gore?

    Gore: "I'm Not Applying For The Job Of Broker."

  • Whereupon, after pleadings and entreaties that extended through weeks, Professor Wert took a dislike to the young man, believed him a liar, and classified him as a man of monstrous selfishness for not giving him a glimpse of this wonderful screed that was older than the oldest any philologist had ever known or dreamed.

    When the World Was Young

  • Feltman also pushed back against the theory that Syria has spurned Obama's entreaties because it believes Iran is winning power and influence in the region.

    Syria must wield influence in Lebanon to help U.S. relations, says top diplomat

  • Several Democratic strategists said the White House's denunciations had made entreaties to prospective donors trickier.

    Jane Hamsher: Soros, Lewis and Other Big Donors Abandon Democrats for Progressives and Weed


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