- I believe he spoke to her for a long time, entreating, wondering, pleading, ordering, I suppose.
- ‘Workers all over the world need our help’, he entreated.
- ‘We really ought to tell them we're weighed down with responsibility and not the carefree single girls we seem,’ I entreated.
- Since Hezekiah feared the Lord and entreated his favor, Zion was not plowed under as a field.
- He had hung crude crosses and other charms all around his home and regularly recited the Magnificat, and he fervently entreated the protection of the Lady every night.
- No sounds were heard as they entreated entrance to the village.
- Example sentences
- ‘Oh, Jamie, please listen to me,’ she said entreatingly.
- He looked entreatingly at her.
- Jen looked up at her entreatingly, her blue eyes piercing, and Kate had to sigh softly, ‘All right, we'll have dinner.’
Late Middle English (in the sense 'treat, act toward (someone)'; formerly also as intreat): from Old French entraitier, based on traitier 'to treat', from Latin tractare 'to handle'.
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