to make urgent or piteous supplication.
- im·plor·a·ble, adjective
- im·plo·ra·tion [im-plawr-ey-shuhn] /ɪmˌplɔrˈeɪ ʃən/ noun
- im·plor·a·to·ry [im-plawr-uh-tawr-ee], /ɪmˈplɔr əˌtɔr i/, adjective
- im·plor·er, noun
- im·plor·ing·ly, adverb
- im·plor·ing·ness, noun
- un·im·plor·a·ble, adjective
- un·im·plored, adjective
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How to use implore in a sentence
Rachel Maddow reveals that her partner, Susan, tested positive for Covid-19 and is still recovering, and implores viewers to consider their loved ones when they calculate their own Covid-19 risk.As her partner struggles with covid-19, a quarantined Rachel Maddow pleads: ‘Don’t get this thing’ | Katie Shepherd | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
After her narrow defeat in the governor’s race, Abrams implored her party to invest in Georgia for the 2020 presidential election.
Over the summer, representatives of the NAACP visited Ruby’s parents, imploring them to enroll her in first grade at William Frantz.Lucille Bridges, who stood by daughter Ruby through school desegregation, dies at 86 | Emily Langer | November 12, 2020 | Washington Post
He brought up an article in Boston Magazine in which writer Scott Kearnan implored, “If you would have braved the freezing cold for a Patriots game, you should do it to save local restaurants, too.”As Restaurants Prepare for Winter Outdoor Dining, Convincing Customers Remains a Challenge | Jaya Saxena | October 15, 2020 | Eater
In May, Barr wrote a directive to all Justice Department employees imploring them to be “particularly sensitive to safeguarding the Department’s reputation for fairness, neutrality, and non-partisanship” when it comes to election-related crimes.The Justice Department May Have Violated Attorney General Barr’s Own Policy Memo | by Robert Faturechi and Justin Elliott | October 6, 2020 | ProPublica
Local vendors practically throw themselves in front of the commuter traffic, imploring passengers to take horse rides.
He laughed at the notion of the White House calling Greenwald and imploring him to hold off on publication.
Sher lapsed into prayer, imploring Allah to make the executions stop.
Accusations of transphobia flooded in, GLAAD complained, and a petition circulated imploring TLC not to rerun the episode.The Politics of TLC’s Stars: ‘Honey Boo Boo,’ ‘Sister Wives’ & More (VIDEO) | Kevin Fallon | October 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Jones, 79, said he tried to mend fences between the two men by imploring Francis to pay off his debt.Steve Wynn Battles Joe Francis of ‘Girls Gone Wild’ in Court | Christine Pelisek | September 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
He saw that Marius had disappeared, and that mademoiselle had risen and was regarding him with singularly imploring eyes.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
He wrote to his friends in England imploring, remonstrating, complaining of their lamentable want of public spirit.The History of England from the Accession of James II. | Thomas Babington Macaulay
Many a time Sandy heard that imploring cry come from my lips in my sleep.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for implore
to beg or ask (someone) earnestly (to do something); plead with; beseech
to ask earnestly or piteously for; supplicate; beg: to implore someone's mercy
- imploration, noun
- imploratory, adjective
- implorer, noun
- imploringly, adverb
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