Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of entreaty.

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Examples

  • TO resist the urgency of intreaty, is a power which I have not yet acquired: I aim not at an authority which deprives you of liberty, yet I would fain guide myself by a prudence which should save me the pangs of repentance.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • “Could I,” replied he, with much emotion, “hope any thing, I might say, would have any influence, no intreaty would be unattempted on this occasion.”

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • He then pressed forward, answering neither to remonstrance nor intreaty from his frightened companions.

    Cecilia

  • Discourse; which having been thus begun by chance, was continued by intreaty; written by incoherent parcels; and after long intervals of neglect, resumed again, as my humour or occasions permitted; and at last, in a retirement where an attendance on my health gave me leisure, it was brought into that order thou now seest it.

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • Soap is a very profitable article, and in great demand in all parts of the southern countries, but it exposes the merchant to the importunities of numerous beggars of all classes, whose commonest intreaty is for a piece of soap to wash their shirt, and whom it is not always advisable to send away unsatisfied.

    Travels in Nubia

  • Mary Hastings in marriage, which intreaty by meanes of her inability of body, by occasion of much sicknesse, or perhaps, of no great liking either of herselfe or friends, or both, tooke no place.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • —As your intreaty does not amount to a positive Injunction and you have not forbid me to hope, how can I decline soliciting your particular affections, on which the whole happiness of my Life depends:

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • —As your intreaty does not amount to a positive Injunction and you have not forbid me to hope, how can I decline soliciting your particular affections, on which the whole happiness of my Life depends:

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • This treatise is closed with an address, by Arminius, to his brethren in the ministry, in which the author offers himself for examination, with a most serious intreaty for them to admonish him, in a fraternal manner, if he has erred; but to yield their assent to the truth, if he has in this work written such things as are in accordance with the scriptures and with the meaning of the apostle.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • We have already deduced its origin from the act of covenanting; we have propounded it, in the exercise of the regal office, as something that is due; and we place its proper action in thanksgiving and intreaty.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1

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