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  • nounbegging request
  • nounexcuse, defense

synonyms for plea

  • appeal
  • application
  • entreaty
  • overture
  • petition
  • prayer
  • solicitation
  • suit
  • imprecation
  • intercession
  • orison
  • supplication
  • imploration
  • round robin
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antonyms for plea

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  • demand
  • answer
  • decision
  • reply
  • sentence
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How to use plea in a sentence

A couple of years later, she was charged with larceny in a separate case from the first shoplifting incident and was offered a plea deal.
A WOMAN IN ICE DETENTION SAYS HER FALLOPIAN TUBE WAS REMOVED WITHOUT HER CONSENTNICOLE NAREASEPTEMBER 17, 2020VOX
Following pleas from their governments, tourists from the Czech Republic, Poland, and Slovakia will also be able to enter Hungary if they had already booked a holiday there.
AS EUROPE’S COVID-19 NUMBERS RISE, HUNGARY BECOMES FIRST EU COUNTRY TO REIMPOSE BLANKET BORDER RESTRICTIONSDAVID MEYERSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
In their pleas, they said that without government support, their restaurants would close for good.
IS THE GOVERNMENT JUST GOING TO WATCH THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY DIE?ELAZAR SONTAGAUGUST 28, 2020EATER
Unlike most plea agreements, in which the judge remains free to decide the defendant’s sentence, Loughlin’s and Giannulli’s proposed prison terms were binding once accepted.
LORI LOUGHLIN GETS TWO MONTHS IN PRISON AFTER JUDGE ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN COLLEGE BRIBERY SCANDALRADMARYAAUGUST 21, 2020FORTUNE
As a result, California in 2014 became the first state to ban the plea.
HARRIS AS VP PICK BRINGS DIVERSITY, LGBTQ ALLY TO BIDEN TICKETCHRIS JOHNSONAUGUST 11, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
It is probable he wished to provide written proof of a plea that he was an unwilling agent in the clutch of a mutinous army.
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Nor can he hold the company on the plea of ignorance by declaring he has not read it, for it is his duty to read the receipt.
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On the plea that they must hasten if the midday heat were to be avoided, they cut short the halt to less than an hour.
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In short, insurgency ceased to be a valid plea; if it existed in fact, officially it had become a dead letter.
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For the popular voice accused him of outrages for which the utmost license of civil war would not furnish a plea.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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WORDS RELATED TO PLEA

  • account
  • affirmation
  • airtight case
  • allegation
  • answer
  • assertion
  • assurance
  • avowal
  • case
  • cop-out
  • cover
  • declaration
  • excuse
  • explanation
  • fish story
  • justification
  • plea
  • pretext
  • profession
  • proof
  • reason
  • reply
  • retort
  • song and dance
  • stall
  • statement
  • vindication
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