Definitions

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  • verb archaic Third-person singular present simple form of plead

Etymologies

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plead +‎ -eth

Examples

  • "A man" is in the Hebrew a poor man, upon whom such unjust condemnations might be practiced with more impunity than on the rich; compare Isa 29: 19, "the meek ... the poor." him that reproveth -- rather, "pleadeth"; one who has a suit at issue. gate -- the place of concourse in a city, where courts of justice were held (Ru 4: 11; Pr 31: 23; Am 5: 10, 12). just -- one who has a just cause; or, Jesus Christ, "the Just One"

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Elias? how he maketh intercession -- "pleadeth" against Israel -- (The word "saying," which follows, as also the particle

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Fat flesh is fit for naught but the flasher, nor is there one point therein that pleadeth for praise.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Besides, nihil in hac amoris voce subtimendum, there is nothing here to be excepted at; love is a species of melancholy, and a necessary part of this my treatise, which I may not omit; operi suscepto inserviendum fuit: so Jacobus Mysillius pleadeth for himself in his translation of Lucian's dialogues, and so do I;

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Seneca pleadeth hard for poverty, and so did those lazy philosophers: but in the meantime [3784] he was rich, they had wherewithal to maintain themselves; but doth any poor man extol it?

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

    Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report

  • Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again:

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleadeth for his neighbour!

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • As will plainly appeare unto you, either in all, or a great part of my Novell, whereto our Citie pleadeth some title; though, by the diversity of our discourses, talking of so many severall accidents; we have wandred into many other parts of the world, to make all answerable to our owne liking.

    The Decameron

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