earnest request or petition; supplication.
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How to use entreaty in a sentence
He resisted that entreaty to spend two years writing his best-selling memoir, My American Journey.
With that no longer a reliable source, they’ve been more vulnerable to the entreaties of a militant group willing to pay them a steady income to take up arms against a discredited regime — one that let them down.Butterfly Effect: Why Spies Need to Focus on Climate Change | Charu Kasturi | September 16, 2021 | Ozy
No matter how he pleaded, no matter the entreaties of witnesses on the scene, Chauvin was unmoved.Derek Chauvin’s Guilty and So Is the Whole Damn System | Goldie Taylor | April 20, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Pfizer, which has already committed to providing the government 100 million doses, said that as recently as October, federal officials had turned down its entreaties to lock in another 100 million doses.States report confusion as government reduces vaccine shipments, while Pfizer says it has ‘millions’ of unclaimed doses | Isaac Stanley-Becker, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Lena H. Sun, Josh Dawsey | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
The music grew strange and fantastic—turbulent, insistent, plaintive and soft with entreaty.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
But this entreaty had not passed her lips before M. Dufour started after Frederick.The Seven Cardinal Sins: Envy and Indolence | Eugne Sue
No entreaty could induce them to retire, to rest themselves for the painful and arduous duties of the morrow.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
At a gesture he gave of mute entreaty she went to the door, slowly and heavily, with dragging step.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for entreaty
an earnest request or petition; supplication; plea
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