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  • v. Present participle of entreat.


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  • He shewed a little emotion, but very little, and was only earnest in entreating that I would leave off making such bitter speeches to him, which I promised to do, and

    Selections from the Letters of Geraldine Endsor Jewsbury to Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • They then repeated a short prayer in English, entreating the Virgin, their guardian angels, and their patron saints, to protect them during the night.

    For the Master's Sake A Story of the Days of Queen Mary

  • She could not refuse the protection he offered in a person of her own sex; and now, flushing with the thought of where they were together alone, feminine modesty shrivelled at the idea of entreating a man to bear her off, though feminine desperation urged to it.

    The Tragic Comedians — Volume 2

  • This position is compatible with holding that in special cases linguistic communities have instituted conventions for particular speech acts such as entreating and excommunicating.

    Saving Prostitutes in Sevilla

  • This was with men and women dressed in traditional clothing for Ecuador, and with usually the men "entreating" the women to dance or be with them.


  • In the midst of it all, my father would be entreating everyone to leave him be.

    Letting Go of My Father

  • He was still saying it, over and over, — demanding, entreating, threatening, to know if it wanted any more, — when he felt the fellows of his gang laying hands on him, patting him on the back and trying to put his coat on him.

    Chapter 15

  • No bullying nor entreating of the forewoman could persuade the women to return to work.


  • He wrote again and again, begging, entreating, threatening, but his letters were ignored.

    Chapter 29

  • The sun had far descended, and I still sat on the shore, satisfying my appetite, which had become ravenous, with an oaten cake, when I saw a fishing-boat land close to me, and one of the men brought me a packet; it contained letters from Geneva, and one from Clerval, entreating me to join him.

    Chapter 3


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