pleadingly


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plead

 (plēd)
v. plead·ed or pled (plĕd), or plead, plead·ing, pleads
v.intr.
1. To appeal earnestly; beg: plead for more time.
2. To offer reasons for or against something; argue earnestly: plead against a bill.
3. To provide an argument or appeal: Your youth pleads for you in this instance.
4. Law To respond to a criminal charge: plead guilty.
v.tr.
1. To assert as defense, vindication, or excuse; claim as a plea: plead illness as the reason for his absence.
2. Law
a. To specify (a cause of action or defense): plead a First Amendment claim.
b. To set forth in a pleading: plead that plaintiff suffered damages as a result of the breach of contract.

[Middle English pleden, plaiden, from Old French plaidier, from Medieval Latin placitāre, to appeal to the law, from Late Latin placitum, decree, opinion; see plea.]

plead′a·ble adj.
plead′er n.
plead′ing·ly adv.
Usage Note: In strict legal usage, one is said to plead guilty or plead not guilty but not to plead innocent. In nonlegal contexts, however, plead innocent is well established. · The Usage Panel prefers the past tense pleaded over pled outside of legal contexts. In our 2008 survey, the entire Panel found pleaded acceptable in He pleaded with me to give him the part, in contrast to 60 percent who accepted the same sentence using pled, and only 38 who found pled completely acceptable in this use.

pleadingly

(ˈpliːdɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a way that shows one wants someone to do something very much
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pleadingly - in a beseeching mannerpleadingly - in a beseeching manner; "`You must help me,' she said imploringly"
Translations

pleadingly

[ˈpliːdɪŋli] advd'un air implorant

pleadingly

advflehend

pleadingly

[ˈpliːdɪŋlɪ] advsupplichevolmente
References in classic literature ?
Let me think - let me think,' he said, aloud, impatiently, even pleadingly, as if to some merciless interrupter.
Arthur paused a moment and then added, pleadingly, "You know that's a good work to do for the sake of other people, besides the owner.
Salters looked pleadingly at Penn to see if he remembered.
Walker, taking her hand pleadingly, "don't walk off to the Pincio at this hour to meet a beautiful Italian.
She wanted him to reassure her; she looked at him pleadingly, not daring to ask for words of comfort but with all her nerves astrung to receive them: he had none to offer her.
He has been very unwell since the evening and this is the third night he has not slept," said the orderly pleadingly in a whisper.
wailed the kitten, sitting in front of Dorothy and looking pleadingly into her face.
He spoke in English, which, of course, Numa did not understand at all, but there must have been something reassuring in the tone, for Numa whined pleadingly and moved impatiently to and fro parallel with their antagonists.
And, oh, Anne" -- she reached out and caught Anne's hand pleadingly, impulsively -- "I don't want to die.
He sat up, crouching, trembling with fear, and called to me pleadingly.
When Daughtry threw three under the bunk and demanded four, Michael would deliver the three, search about vainly for the fourth, then dance pleadingly with bobs of tail and half-leaps about Steward, and finally leap into the bed and secure the fourth from under the pillow or among the blankets.
He whined pleadingly, and scurried playfully in and out of the underbrush.