Many are pleading with America to take a more active role in pressuring their government.
On the eve of the election, Team Romney is knocking on doors and pleading with voters to get to the polls.
In court on Monday, Amanda Knox made an emotional final appeal in Italian, pleading innocence.
With MoveOn, they are pleading, "please fight" to a president they see as fatally yielding.
Rubi-Nava avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty and was sentenced to life in prison.
But let us die in grace's hall-floor, pleading before Christ.
He sprang toward the Spanish captain with a pleading look on his face.
It is under such an understanding with him that I am pleading his case in his stead.
Nancy made a pleading gesture to stop her newly-made friend.
Auntie”—eyes and voice were pleading—“auntie, the—the things—this paper says—they never happened, did they?
late 13c., "the carrying on of a suit at court," verbal noun from plead (v.). Meaning "supplication, intercession" is from early 15c.
mid-13c., "make a plea in court," from Anglo-French pleder, Old French plaidier, "plead at court" (11c.), from Medieval Latin placitare, from Late Latin placitum (see plea). Sense of "request, beg" first recorded late 14c. Related: Pleaded; pleading; pleadingly.