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entreaty

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishentreatyen‧trea‧ty /ɪnˈtriːti/ noun (plural entreaties) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 formalASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO something a serious request in which you ask someone to do something for you
Examples from the Corpus
entreatyDespite denials, she persists in her entreaties.His life was meaningless without Coleen, she had not replied to his entreaties so he would end it all.I found him hostile to my entreaties.After repeated entreaties, the White House finally agreed to try one.Such entreaties to passing travellers were not infrequent in lonely country at the time.These entreaties, though modified, come in a direct line from the prophets of the Old Testament.Thus, year after year, working people turn a deaf ear to union entreaties.
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