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Definition of "entreaty" []

  • An earnest request or petition; a plea. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "entreaty" in a sentence
  • "Obeying this impulse, and also a look of entreaty from the Curé, she affixed her own signature as witness to the document, and this despite the fact that both the Marquise and her son threw her a look of hate which might have made a weaker spirit tremble with foreboding."
  • "Please, please don't, dear cuckoo, she exclaimed, dancing about with her hands clasped in entreaty, but her eyes still firmly closed."
  • "But O Mesdemoiselles, 'she continued, clasping her hands in entreaty,' you do not know how I should like to come down into your garden and play with you, or at least, 'as she suddenly recollected that such tall young ladies were rather past the age for mere' playing, '' walk about and talk with you."