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v. im·plored, im·plor·ing, im·plores
1. To appeal to in supplication; beseech: implored the tribunal to have mercy. See Synonyms at beg.
2. To beg for urgently: implored their advice in the matter.
To make an earnest appeal.

[Latin implōrāre : in-, toward; see in-2 + plōrāre, to weep.]

im′plo·ra′tion n.
im·plor′er n.
im·plor′ing·ly adv.
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An earnest or urgent request:
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For example, the declarative, "I have known the natures of divers of these gallants" (FL, I.i.), shares the units, "I have," and "of these gallants," with "I have done that for many of these gallants" (RA, I.ii.37), while Master Dryfat's line, "pity the state of a poor gentleman" (FL, I.iii.), shares a distinct collocation with William Smallshanks's imploration to Taffeta: "Dear widow, pity the state of a young, / Poor, yet proper gentleman" (RA, V.i.62-63).
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An imploration arises from one person's voice, but then the words acquire naughty, independent life, apart from their originator.
Tu m'as debusque te chantant la serenade et tu n y as vu qu'une supplication, une imploration. Tu as encore commis un biais de confirmation quand tu as cru que ma loyaute n'est autre que de succomber, flechir pour t'embraser, ployer en genoux domptes devant la conquerante, flancher comme un dependant affectif a assigner a ta famille-
She could not stop him from forcing himself on her, and he did not listen to her imploration that she was old and had children, she said.
Their repeated imploration "Will you take my case?" (3), which is also the opening statement of the play is an indication that they have come to right the wrong against them in their previous existence, eight centuries ago.
Of all canonical texts, psalms are the closest possible to what we now call lyric poetry, its main themes being found here: the yearn, doubt, revolt, humiliation, imploration, bliss, etc.
However, He--glorified and exalted may He be--does not create an illness without providing a medicine and does not shut a door without finding a key for it [...] and the key for this lock is supplication [in addition to] imploration, resignation, the detachment from lone's] strength and power, and waiting for the opening and release from God [...].
Commissioner Jones' imploration may be effective; prior to Nationwide reaching a settlement, California and other states were able to reach settlements with Prudential for $17 million and MetLife for $40 million.
So how will he render one of the most famous dramatic speeches of all time - Juliet's balcony imploration of "wherefore art thou Romeo?" Is he even going to include it in his performance?