pleaded vs pled

pleaded pled


  • 1) UK, excepting Scotland , still used by some in the US. Simple past tense and past participle of plead.


  • 1) An occasional (less correct) preterit and past participle of plead.
  • 2) North America, Scotland Simple past tense and past participle of plead.


  • 1) There have been concerns that people may plead guilty simply to avoid going to court.
  • 2) He said this was tantamount to pleading guilty and he deserved a cut.
  • 3) But they knocked a week off that after he pleaded guilty to the charge at the earliest opportunity.
  • 4) At Grimsby crown court he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm.
  • 5) The trio all pleaded guilty at a Portsmouth crown court hearing.
  • 6) He pleaded not guilty to the charges at an initial hearing on Monday.
  • 7) He was given five consecutive nine-year terms at Lincoln crown court after pleading guilty to ten threats to kill.
  • 8) The persistent widow kept returning to plead her case.
  • 9) No bank executives should be allowed to plead ignorance.
  • 10) All three defendants had pleaded not guilty to murder.
  • 11) It was one of those questions where answering correctly might be worse than pleading ignorance.
  • 12) She may well send your father to plead her case.
  • 13) All the men have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
  • 14) It is not enough to deflect problems by invoking due process or by pleading ignorance.
  • 15) Two of those charged have pleaded not guilty.
  • 16) Our taxi driver pleaded our case but to no avail.
  • 17) But it is easier to plead ignorance than to try to get to the bottom of it.
  • 18) But he pleaded guilty in court.
  • 19) He got a 12-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty at court.
  • 20) I plead the cause of the people.
  • 21) For now, best tell your dad that you're not the person to plead his cause.
  • 22) But she accepted that he was fond of her, and agreed in the end that he could continue to plead his cause -- though not in person.
  • 23) Her voice shook, and she knew her expression pleaded with Ice to refute the claim.
  • 24) LONDON (AP) - A British woman caught on tape stroking a cat, picking it up by the scruff of its neck and casually throwing it into its owners 'trash bin pleaded guilty to a single charge of animal cruelty Tuesday.
  • 25) Mr. Hussain pleaded guilty to an unlawful transfer of an identification document in April 2003 as part of a cooperation agreement with federal prosecutors before becoming an FBI informant, according to court filings.
  • 26) Franklin pleaded guilty a year ago to three felony counts involving improper disclosure and handling of classified information about the Middle East and terrorism to the two lobbyists, who in turn are accused of passing it on to a journalist and a foreign government, widely believed to be Israel …
  • 27) Martin pleaded guilty to the charges this week and will be sentenced in April.
  • 28) German and Soviet forces mauled each other on the Eastern Front as Stalin pleaded with the Western Allies to launch a Second Front.


  • 1) The appointed PD pled him not guilty at the postindictment arraignment; Tim watched the proceedings glumly from a wheelchair.
  • 2) She bowed her head, term pled her fingers under her chin, just the way we do, and she said silent prayers that lasted and lasted.
  • 3) In both cases, what remains to be shown is that the process can be uncou­pled from the results — that Wal-Mart could, if it wished to, deliver its prod­ucts at prices lower than any­one else and still act respon­si­bly, or that Wikipedia’s process could yield results as rich and reli­able as any­thing offered by an edited ency­clo­pe­dia.
  • 4) The question runs as follows: "For years I've wondered if spell-check is responsible for the disappearance of the word pled (as in he pled guilty vs. the current he pleaded guilty) and similar words that were in common usage until about twenty or so years ago.
  • 5) I prefer "pled" simply because it is less unwieldy.
  • 6) And I think we ` re going down a slippery slope when we start taking children away before they ` re even born, based upon acts that the man pled guilty to, Nancy, pled, meaning he may have felt sorry for what he did.
  • 7) In Charleston, one "pled kyawds," but that "pled" lasts longer than a simple
  • 8) The Supreme Court has increasingly closed the courthouse doors to those with constitutional claims by limiting when federal officers can be sued, restricting who has standing to sue in federal court, increasing the facts that must be pled to get into federal court, expanding sovereign immunity that keeps state governments from being held accountable, shifting contested matters to arbitration and away from juries, and limiting punitive damages.
  • 9) His situation was identical to that of John Walker Lindh, the “American Taliban,” except that Walker was indicted and pled guilty to crimes.
  • 10) These judgments would not have exonerated Wilkinson; the crimes to which he pled guilty would have led to a very long incarceration, probably imprisonment for the rest of his life.

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