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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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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.
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.
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.
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 [.
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The magnitude of the tragedy in this story unfailingly calls to mind Count Ugolino and his children, but Gaddo's helpless imploration in Canto XXXIII, "Padre mio, che non m'aiuti?
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The tonality is heightened by the delicate, paradoxically stately lyric poetry of Orlando's imploration, echoed by the Duke: