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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPEALINGLY

She looked at him appealingly, but he was staring at a paper which he was not reading.

When they left the chapel, Newbury, pale and smiling, bent over her appealingly.

She looked at him appealingly, pitifully, but she shook her head.

I questioned, appealingly, breaking the silence that had fallen between us.

She had risen to her feet, and was gazing at him appealingly.

Doña Jocasta sighed, and looked from one to the other appealingly.

She looked up at him, softly and appealingly, though he was not looking at her.

He just shivered and flinched a little from the draft, appealingly.

He held out his hands to her appealingly, carried away by the force of his own logic.

He reached out and took her hand, and as he talked he clung to it appealingly.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c. as a noun, "action of petitioning a higher court or authority," verbal noun from appeal (v.). Adjectival sense of "attractive" attested by 1892. Related: Appealingly.

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