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Related to imploringly: doggedly, sullenly


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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.imploringly - in a beseeching mannerimploringly - in a beseeching manner; "`You must help me,' she said imploringly"
بتوسُّل، باسْتِرْحام


[ɪmˈplɔːrɪŋlɪ] ADVde modo suplicante


[ɪmˈplɔːrɪŋlɪ] advin modo implorante


(imˈploː) verb
to ask earnestly. She implored her husband to give up his life of crime; She implored his forgiveness.
imˈploringly adverb
References in classic literature ?
"You must come back," she said imploringly. "It's all a mistake, Mr.
Cousin Ebenezer shut the door, looked all around him and then said imploringly, 'MORE PRIVATE STILL.' So grandfather took him into the spare room and shut that door.
But the Reindeer begged so hard for little Gerda, and Gerda looked so imploringly with tearful eyes at the Finland woman, that she winked, and drew the Reindeer aside into a corner, where they whispered together, while the animal got some fresh ice put on his head.
It retreated a little way, very like a dog being sent home, and stopped, looking at me imploringly with canine brown eyes.
"My dear!" exclaimed his mother imploringly, again laying her hand on his arm as if that touch might soothe or rouse him.
"Gilbert," whispered Anne imploringly, "the baby--is all right--isn't she?
And verily, many a chance came imperiously unto me: but still more imperiously did my WILL speak unto it,--then did it lie imploringly upon its knees--
'Let me go, father,' said Joe, imploringly, as he marked the smile upon their visitor's face, and observed the pleasure his disgrace afforded him.
'Louisa!' he said, and said imploringly; for he well remembered what had passed between them in their former interview.
His arms were pinioned to his sides and there was horror and terror on his face, that looked imploringly at the youths from above the topmost coil of those encircling him.
They were large and scared and lifted imploringly to the fair boy officer's face.
With the look fixed upon him, in her paleness and wildness, she panted out in his arms, imploringly, "O my dear friend!