from The Century Dictionary.
- In a pleading manner; by supplication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a pleading manner.
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- adverb In an
pleadingmanner; with pleas.
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- adverb in a beseeching manner
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"Oh, grandpa!" said the little girl, laying one hand again pleadingly on his knee, "I didn't mean – I mean – I was speaking in general – I wasn't thinking of myself in particular."
Reaching into her jacket and mouthing a single word pleadingly into his faceplate.
He called pleadingly for the amount of morphine prepared for that day, as he had not taken it.
Sometimes, when they had finished the dishes, Carol, intent on Connie's story, stood patiently rubbing the dish pan a hundred, a thousand times, until David would call pleadingly, "Girls, come out here and talk."
Billy's stammering voice called pleadingly, 'St-stand back, ca-can't you, and gi-give him air.'
And His voice calls pleadingly, "Take this same road; get in behind.
(Suddenly raising his head, joyfully, pleadingly.)
He sat up, crouching, trembling with fear, and called to me pleadingly.
Next I'd pleadingly ask, Can't the Judges see he's bringing me to Court all the time and for ridiculous reasons?
"I hope you don't want me to kill Mr. — er — Haythorne," he said gently, almost pleadingly.