- earnest request or petition; supplication.
Origin of entreaty
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appeal, suit, plea, solicitation.
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Examples from the Web for entreaty
"Hear me," he went on, in an agony of entreaty mingled with something like anger.Weighed and Wanting
She then went away, at her friend's entreaty, after emptying her purse in my nurse's hands.My Double Life
Her entreaty was so earnest, that the boy had not the heart to stay there.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
That was my mother's position, and neither argument nor entreaty could move her from it.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The words were those of entreaty, but the voice was that of authority.Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home
- an earnest request or petition; supplication; plea
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Word Origin and History for entreaty
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