from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a pleading manner; by supplication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a pleading manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In an pleading manner; with pleas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a beseeching manner


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  • "Oh, grandpa!" said the little girl, laying one hand again pleadingly on his knee, "I didn't mean – I mean – I was speaking in general – I wasn't thinking of myself in particular."


  • Reaching into her jacket and mouthing a single word pleadingly into his faceplate.

    Deception Plan

  • He called pleadingly for the amount of morphine prepared for that day, as he had not taken it.

    The Opium Habit

  • Sometimes, when they had finished the dishes, Carol, intent on Connie's story, stood patiently rubbing the dish pan a hundred, a thousand times, until David would call pleadingly, "Girls, come out here and talk."

    Sunny Slopes

  • Billy's stammering voice called pleadingly, 'St-stand back, ca-can't you, and gi-give him air.'

    Tracy Park

  • And His voice calls pleadingly, "Take this same road; get in behind.

    Quiet Talks on Following the Christ

  • (Suddenly raising his head, joyfully, pleadingly.)


  • He sat up, crouching, trembling with fear, and called to me pleadingly.


  • Next I'd pleadingly ask, Can't the Judges see he's bringing me to Court all the time and for ridiculous reasons?

    Sharon Zarozny: What Happens When Divorce Bankrupts You?

  • "I hope you don't want me to kill Mr. — er — Haythorne," he said gently, almost pleadingly.



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