[ US /ɛnˈtɹiti/ ]
[ UK /ɛntɹˈiːti/ ]
  1. earnest or urgent request
    an entreaty to stop the fighting
    an appeal for help
    an appeal to the public to keep calm
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How To Use entreaty In A Sentence

  • In early October Polk returned to Nashville and spent a week seeking to solidify his standing among state Democrats through cajolery, entreaty, and old-fashioned political horse-trading. A Country of Vast Designs
  • But O Mesdemoiselles, 'she continued, clasping her hands in entreaty,' you do not know how I should like to come down into your garden and play with you, or at least, 'as she suddenly recollected that such tall young ladies were rather past the age for mere' playing, '' walk about and talk with you. The Tapestry Room: A Child's Romance
  • Cooley appeared in person in May to appeal that decision, but his entreaty was rebuffed.
  • Then Ito turned upon me and poured out an impassioned entreaty that he might be "honourably" permitted to take charge of and fire the torpedoes himself. Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun A Story of the Russo-Japanese War
  • However, Merv ignores the entreaty, which is held in front of his face, and heads downstairs. 'S Wonderful, 'S Mervelous!
  • The irony of "The Beggarwoman of Locarno" may be that language is never certain to answer its own entreaty, which is to say that the word Fall can never be as good as its name and become one case of falling, one Fall des Falls, among others. Reading, Begging, Paul de Man
  • Please--" She extended a hand to Wheeler in a tentative gesture of entreaty. STAGE FRIGHT
  • Noble Martuccio, there is a servant of thine in my house, which came from Liparis, and requireth to have a little private conference with thee: but because I durst not trust any other with the message, my selfe (at her entreaty) am come to acquaint thee therewith. The Decameron
  • Messieurs," the King went on, "madame has joined her entreaty to that of the Queen for the life of Mademoiselle de Paradis, and very willingly and from my heart have I signed this pardon. Orrain A Romance
  • His entreaty is hard to swallow, given the biographical kernels in all of his plays, but easy to take, given the unguarded, imploring nature of his gaze.
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