imploring

[ im-plawr, -plohr ]SEE DEFINITION OF imploring
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The dog, lying by his side, seemed to look at me with sad, imploring eyes.

They were tragic, those following, imploring eyes, but they were not wet.

"Give me your hand at parting," she said in an imploring tone.

Moore's had been imploring in its assertiveness, the desire to convince.

Olivia cast a most imploring look on her aunt, and was silent.

She rose to her feet and stretched her arms with an imploring gesture.

The lame and the halt crowded around him, imploring him to save them.

She threw herself at my feet, imploring me to take care of her son.

There was a mute, and at once imperious and imploring demand in his eyes.

Her voice and her look were so imploring that Andrea obeyed.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, from Middle French implorer and directly from Latin implorare "call for help, beseech," originally "invoke with weeping," from assimilated form of in- "on, upon" (see in- (2)) + plorare "to weep, cry out." Related: Implored; imploring; imploringly.

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