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Never had her youthful freshness so appealed to her brother.

Yet Hope had appealed to him so simply, had trusted him so nobly!

But, what roused him in violent resentment only appealed to Sidney's curiosity.

Nizam, the eldest, came to Gilgit and appealed to the British.

He strikes me as a very unusual person, and she appealed to me in the same way.

Nothing else can be appealed to in the field, or in the senate.

A military lord rose to order, and appealed to the Woolsack.

"You may judge between us," he appealed to her directly, once more.

She remembered then that they could not understand half she was saying, and appealed to Viney.

She appealed to the Inward Monitor, but it refused to be propitiated.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., originally in legal sense of "to call" to a higher judge or court, from Anglo-French apeler "to call upon, accuse," Old French apeler "make an appeal" (11c., Modern French appeler), from Latin appellare "to accost, address, appeal to, summon, name," iterative of appellere "to prepare," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pellere "to beat, drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Related: Appealed; appealing.

Probably a Roman metaphoric extension of a nautical term for "driving a ship toward a particular landing." Popular modern meaning "to be attractive or pleasing" is quite recent, attested from 1907 (appealing in this sense is from 1891), from the notion of "to address oneself in expectation of a sympathetic response."

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