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  • adv. In an entreating manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an entreating manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an entreating manner.

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

  • adv. in a beseeching manner


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  • He called entreatingly to be released, and made rapid and incoherent promises of important information, mingled with affected pleasantry at their conceit, which he would hardly admit to himself could mean anything so dreadful as it seemed.

    The Spy

  • And then, entreatingly, full of feeling: Swim back to me.

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  • Standing up, I looked entreatingly to my neighbor, ready to follow her around like a lost puppy.


  • I kissed his foot and he held out his hand; then raising my eyes, which were filled with tears, I said entreatingly: "Holy Father, I have a great favour to ask you."

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  • As people gave me candy, I looked in my bag with "Godfrey Daniels" recoil and asked them entreatingly, "Haven't you anything stronger?"

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  • She had put her hand entreatingly on his arm, to stop him; and was very, very pale.

    David Copperfield

  • “Master,” she said, in a low voice, with her eyes attentively and entreatingly fixed upon him.

    Great Expectations

  • He signed entreatingly to Mrs. Goldstraw not to leave him.

    No Thoroughfare

  • “O good Sally, dear Sally,” moans the lady, catching at her dress entreatingly.

    No Thoroughfare

  • Now he caught up the hand that touched his, so entreatingly, and held it between his own.

    Dombey and Son


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