Phrases with "imploring"

Ford Madox Ford So he welcomed the imploring glances and the eventual Oriental gratitude of that little man in his unhappy tent. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Mrs. Gaskell She had breath for nothing beyond an imploring “Don’t leave me!” uttered as she clutched my arm so tightly that I could not have quitted her, ghost or no ghost. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

Leon Trotsky But the most awful thing was that just after we had fallen, there was a terrible piercing cry, right where we were, at our very side, a cry of despair, imploring help — a mystic appeal to heaven. My Life by Leon Trotsky

This answer given, she went without any apparent hurry and sat by Edward, and fixed two loving imploring eyes on him in silence. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Elizabeth Gaskell He added, that her countenance haunted him, like the remembrance of some wild sad melody, heard in childhood; that it would perpetually recur with its mute imploring agony. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

But he steeled himself against those imploring tones. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Her throat grew dry, and her voice broke, but her lips still moved, though no sound came from them, and she was still imploring mercy for her son. Eleanor's Victory by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

He sent a message, through his lawyer, imploring me not to come near him, so that it might never come out I had been married to him. His Prey was Man by Arthur Gask [1942]

Anne Bronte He called again more sharply, but Dash only clung the closer to me, and licked my hand, as if imploring protection. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

Walter Scott They accordingly glided out of the room, retreating backwards, with hands clasped and eyes cast upwards, as if imploring blessings on the religious man whom they venerated so highly. Redgauntlet by Walter Scott [1824]

I saw now that the imploring eyes she lifted were sightless, and I could not forbear another alms, and as I put my copper big-dog in her leathern palm I said, “Adios, madre. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Guy de Maupassan She wrote him an imploring letter: “My Dear Child: I am going to entreat you to come back to me. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Robert Green Ingersoll Thousands, at this very moment, are probably imploring some supposed power to interfere in their behalf. Lectures by Robert Green Ingersoll

Anthony Trollope He was shaken and dirty, but not so shaken, and not so dirty, but that he was on his legs in a minute, imploring his companion not to mind him but go on. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

In a few days their deputies arrived at Milan, imploring the aid and protection of John Visconti, as well as offering him the republic of Genoa and all that belonged to it. The Life of Petrarch by Thomas Campbell

Anthony Trollope He moped about the place the most miserable of human beings, spending hour after hour in imploring his mother’s assistance. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu I know you won’t deceive us, Mr. Verney,” said Miss Sheckleton, with an imploring look, and laying her hand unconsciously upon his arm. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

The hand with which she held her shawl across was very thin; and in her pale face and large eyes was a timid and imploring look that struck the little boy. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Robert Green Ingersoll In heaven they are too happy to have sympathy; too busy singing to aid the imploring and distressed. The Gods by Robert Green Ingersoll

Elizabeth Gaskell The aspect of piteous distress on his face, almost as imploring a merciful and kind judgment from his child, gave her a sudden sickening. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]

Pale, with clothing in disorder, and voices husky with fatigue and emotion, M. d’Escorval and the abbe followed the rebels, imploring them to listen to reason. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Louisa May Alcott Laurie backed precipitately into a corner, and put his hands behind him with an imploring gesture. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Edgar Allan Poe At this the villain absolutely gasped for breath, and turned his head slowly round upon his companions, as if imploring some one to go up and perform the task. The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe

He hears himself imploring her to come away with him now, at once. Studies in Love and Terror by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

I happened to be looking from the window at the moment, and turned to see Janet Carey with hands uplifted and a face of imploring terror. Our Visit by Ellen Wood

There, go for mamma!” Mamma soon came, and the poor bride held out imploring hands, “I’m all awry; I’m as crooked as a ram’s horn. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

I composed a splendid, charming letter to him, imploring him to apologise to me, and hinting rather plainly at a duel in case of refusal. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Jules Verne To hear his imploring tones, one might have thought him a criminal begging a respite. In Search of the Castaways by Jules Verne [1873]

T. E. Lawrence I said, ‘The best of you brings me the most Turkish dead’, and we turned after the fading enemy, on our way shooting down those who had fallen out by the roadside and came imploring our pity. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Anthony Trollope She gave one imploring look at her mother, a look which Mrs. Woodward well understood, and then taking silence for consent, crept into the dining-room. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing When I heard Poppleton begin to elucidate, to expound, the perspiration already on his forehead, I looked at him with imploring anguish. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Mark Twain The rest of my days will be spent in patching and painting and puttying and caulking my priceless possession and in looking the other way when an imploring argument or a damaging fact approaches. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

Leo Tolstoy She continued to regard him with the same gentle, imploring look in her blue eyes, sighing even more deeply. My Dream by Leo Tolstoy

When they were quite alone Ida went up to her husband, laid her hand upon his arm, and looked up at him with earnest, imploring eyes. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Rafael Sabatini But on the third day his manner had completely changed, and he stood before Casanova as a suppliant, imploring him at length to say nothing of what had passed. Casanova’s Alibi by Rafael Sabatini

Arthur Conan Doyle Upon the second day of his absence I received a telegram from the major, imploring me to come at once. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

He waved his pistol towards the side; I noticed that the butt was inlaid with mother-of-pearl Lumsden rushed at him and clawed at his clothes, imploring him not to be rash. Romance by Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford [1903]

Arthur Conan Doyle I tried to cheer him up by wire, and he sent me one in reply, imploring me to do all I could. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Simoneau had walked up to Marguerite, imploring her to leave the room. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Arthur Conan Doyle Once a begging friar came limping along in a brown habit, imploring in a most dolorous voice to give him a single groat to buy bread wherewith to save himself from impending death. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

She repulsed him with an imploring gesture. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

It was simply two lines imploring me again to make Medina believe I had broken with him and that he had gone east of Suez for good. The Three Hostages by John Buchan [1924]

George Gissing He wrote another, explaining, imploring her forbearance, throwing himself at her feet. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

There were many beds past which he walked day after day, sometimes followed by imploring cries. Collected Essays by George Orwell

Henry Handel Richardson If he thought Maurice were about to interrupt him, he made an imploring gesture, and left what he was saying unfinished, to spring over to the next theme ready in his brain. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

E. F. Benson Wasn’t that queer, for the moment before she had been peeping out from behind the curtain? I could see she was thoroughly overwrought and she gave me such an imploring look that I was quite touched. Trouble for Lucia by E. F. Benson [1939]

I continued walking up and down the room, with my hands clasped, looking at the inexorable floor, the walls, the ceiling, with a sort of imploring despair. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Anthony Trollope Behind her was Aunt Ju, advancing with imploring gesture. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

So, will you bear it, please, Philip?’ ended she, with an imploring look, that reminded him of her childhood. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Before leaving England he wrote you a letter, imploring you to have some compassion on his widowed mother, whom his disgrace had deprived of all support. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Wilkie Collins He cast another imploring look at me. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

H. G. Wells It is mainly an imploring look — and yet with suspicion in it. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

George Meredith He was a picture of Guilt in the nude, imploring to be sent into concealment. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

George Meredith An imploring of forgiveness would not have been necessary with those two, however great their—or the woman’s—astonishment at the revelation of an abysmal male humanity. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Wilkie Collins The unhappy man dropped on his knees at my feet, imploring me to follow the Queen, and make one more effort to obtain his pardon. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

She — repulsing him with insult, and he imploring her with infatuation. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

There are no children,” continued Lady Chavasse, dropping her voice to a whisper; and a kind of piteous, imploring expression darkened her eyes. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Wilkie Collins They saw the guilty thought that polluted me; they brought me to my knees, imploring him to help me back to my better self: “One last mercy, dear, to comfort me under the loss of you. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

Come on!” Instead I laid a hand upon his arm, imploring him to reflect — that his enemy was dead now — that we should certainly be involved — that now or never was our own time to escape. The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle More than once I’ve sworn off coming for that reason, and then he would write me such penitent, imploring letters that I just had to. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

He turned, I am sure, an imploring look upon him. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy The woman whispered; she was imploring and anxious: “Come, come, it is getting dark, and this nonsense won’t do. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Charles Kingsley She lifted up her eyes suddenly to his, with a look of imploring agony, as if beseeching him to spare her. Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley

Anthony Trollope To speak was impossible, but she turned round and looked at him with imploring eyes. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Ford Madox Ford Mark could not see what the boy could have to be imploring about, so it was probably just stupidity. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Andrew Lang The man was so overcome by terror that he clung on to Inverawe’s plaid, 94 imploring him not to leave him alone. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell Mary stood up, steadying herself by the mast, and stretched out her arms, imploring the flying vessel to stay its course, by that mute action, while the tears streamed down her cheeks. Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell [1848]

Bruno almost flung himself at her feet, imploring her not to tell the Conte of the preposterous hour at which he had arrived. The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal

She fluttered, and wanted to go to her boy and nurse him, and turned two most imploring eyes on Julia, and Julia straightway kissed her with gentle vehemence, and offered to ruin and see. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

E. F. Benson An agonised questioning, an imploring petition for silence seemed to inspire it; it was as if each had made unwittingly some hopeless faux pas. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

This irritated John Graham. Flushing with anger, and ignoring my imploring look, he cried peremptorily, ‘Present me to your husband!’ and I felt forced to present him. A Difficult Problem by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Machen But he saw in the distance, in the far distance, the carven tabernacle, golden mighty figure a-moving slowly, imploring arms stretched forth. Holy Terrors by Arthur Machen

Henry Handel Richardson That night in deep humility she laid her sin bare to God, imploring Him, even though He could not pardon it, to avert the consequences from her. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson

At least a hundred persons were standing there; men with anxious faces, women in tears, soliciting, imploring an audience. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Irene cast a mute look of imploring at her mother, who was too much preoccupied to afford her the protection it asked. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Arthur Conan Doyle Despairing messages were flashing from every quarter to the great centres of learning, to the chemists and the doctors of world-wide repute, imploring their advice. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

Ida gave an imploring look at her stepmother, and they all three rose simultaneously, and hastily retired, driven away by that blatant blasphemy. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

As she gasped out a convulsive “Yes,” she gave one brief, imploring glance at the gallery on the right. My Wife’s Tempter by Fitz James O’Brien

Aunt Harriet fixed an imploring glance on Annette, who explained that she had seen a dogcart in the courtyard, and how later she had seen Mr. Stirling driving in it. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Leon Trotsky But at the hour set, Fanny Solomonovna would say, “It’s time to go to bed, Lyova.” I would look at her with imploring eyes. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Arthur Conan Doyle Having concluded her narrative, she wound up by imploring her new-found friend to assist her by letting her friends in London know what had become of her and where she was. The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

George Elio Her voice had risen from the low tone of timid distress to an intense pitch of imploring anguish. Janet’s Repentance by George Elio

She made no reply, and he continued in imploring tones: “Oh! I pray you, answer me. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

The letter was from his father’s housekeeper, imploring him most earnestly to go down to the Park without delay. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Henry Handel Richardson And now soon will be! Yes, I have had his mother here, weeping at my feet, imploring me to reason with him and bring him back to his senses. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Helene anxiously watched him, and on noticing the mother’s imploring glance, he muttered: “It will be nothing. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

E. F. Benson Maud turned an imploring face to him. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anthony Trollope She knew that he was asking her to consent to the sacrifice, and he knew that she was imploring him to spare her. The Golden Lion of Granpere by Anthony Trollope

E. F. Benson Georgie gave an imploring glance at Foljambe, and looked at the champagne glasses. Queen Lucia by E. F. Benson [1920]

Olaf Stapledon And now, see where he has led you!” At this point Edith brought the scene to a close by imploring her parents to take her home. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

Bram Stoker The reaction came in excessive pallor as she turned imploring eyes on me. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle She sent me a letter then, imploring me to go away, and saying that it would break her heart if any scandal should come upon her husband. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was incredible — and yet here was the passionate, pleading letter imploring his wife to fly and share the fate of a penniless man. The Nightmare Room by Arthur Conan Doyle

Andrew Lang When he heard that, he lost no time in going to the door of their fine house and imploring them to give him food and shelter; but the only thing he got was hard words, and a command to beg elsewhere. The Orange Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Elizabeth Gaskell She never spoke again coherently; but when her children and her husband stood by her bedside, she took lile Will’s hand and put it into Susan’s, and looked at her with imploring eyes. Half a Life-time Ago by Elizabeth Gaskell [1855]

Her father heard of it, and went to remonstrate with her, imploring her to come to him at Swampington, and to leave Marchmont Towers to the new lord of the mansion. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Francis Bacon And forms of prayers, imploring His aid and blessing for the illumination of our labors; and turning them into good and holy uses. The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon

Oscar Wilde Finally, he went over to the table, and wrote a passionate letter to the girl he had loved, imploring her forgiveness, and accusing himself of madness. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde [1891]

Arthur Conan Doyle He was begging, pleading, imploring for his comrade’s life. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

I began saying a prayer in a low voice, offering up to God a sincere repentance for all my sins, imploring Him to save all those who were dear to my heart. The Daughter of the Commandant by Aleksandr Pushkin

Charles Dickens In the mean time, the miserable captive never ceased begging pardon and imploring to be delivered. A Holiday Romance by Charles Dickens [1868]

It was a wild, eager, imploring look. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1913]

Edith Wharton The woman raised imploring arms. Certain People by Edith Wharton [1930]

So he went back at last to his mother, who had written to him again and again, imploring him to return to her, and to rest, and to be happy in the familiar household where he was beloved. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu But when I shall have told you all that has happened, you will say, I know, that I could not have avoided imploring your aid. Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1871]

Henry Handel Richardson In spite of his roughness there was a hungry, imploring look in his eyes, an appeal to her to put him out of misery, and in the way he desired. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Wilkie Collins But, before she could utter a word, Madonna’s hand was on her lips, and Madonna’s eyes were fixed with a terrified, imploring expression on her face. Hide and Seek by Wilkie Collins [1854]

F. Scott Fitzgerald Mary Minghetti was in a condition of panic and collapse — she literally flung herself at Dick’s stomach as though that were the point of greatest association, imploring him to do something. Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Meredith Yet she did not look clearly forward to the day of Vittoria’s imploring for mercy. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Edgar Allan Poe I was too much exhausted to speak, so I merely regarded him with an imploring air. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Who else?” She fended him off with an imploring gesture. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

Kate Chopin The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Ann Radcliffe In the person of one of them, the Earl discovered his own servant, who sinking in his presence with conscious guilt, fell on his knees imploring mercy. The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne by Ann Radcliffe [1789]

Then, as her daughter gave her an imploring look, Helene laughingly replied: “Jeanne does not wish her dress to be known. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

Next day, as they were seated together in the drawing-room, Julia came from the window with a rush, and kneeled at Mrs. Dodd’s knees, with bright imploring face upturned. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

My mother is almost a nun, her whole life is exhausted in imploring forgiveness for a crime for which the Director, to secure his own influence, orders her a new penance every hour. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

She wrote letter after letter, imploring her husband to return. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

He had a yearning, imploring look that quite pained the doctor. Dr. Knox by Ellen Wood [1873]

She murmurs my name after that of her father, imploring God’s blessing upon us both. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Wilkie Collins The innocent, simple people danced, and sang, and ran into the water, imploring their wonderful white visitors by gestures to come on shore. Little Novels by Wilkie Collins [1887]

Arthur Conan Doyle There, prostrate upon their faces, lay the little red figures of the four surviving Indians, trembling with fear of us and yet imploring our protection. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Olaf Stapledon She continued to write to him, imploring him for news; but vainly. A Man Divided by Olaf Stapledon

H. Rider Haggard Swiftly he flung himself on to his knees, imploring Leonard to spare him in humble accents, and with gestures that spoke more plainly than his words. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

George Meredith An imploring sound of “Pole! Pole!” issued from her. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Mrs. Gaskell I shall never forget the imploring expression of her eyes, as she looked at us over her pocket-handkerchief. Cranford by Mrs. Gaskell [1851-3]

The latter fell to his knees, imploring mercy, and declaring that it was not he who killed them. Thirteen at Table by Mór Jókai

George Meredith His nature has an air of imploring me que je d’arrose! I begin to perform Mrs. Dr. Pangloss on purpose to brighten him—the mind, the views. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Charles Dickens Say you do, young man,’ whined the miserable creature, with an imploring gesture towards Barnaby, ‘or I shall go mad!’ ‘Better be mad than sane, here,’ said Hugh. ‘GO mad. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

She repeated it—begging, praying, imploring him not to disturb her sister now she was at rest; but to let her be put into her grave in peace. Featherston’s Story by Ellen Wood [1889]

This time she answered by imploring me to save her. The Race of Life by Guy Boothby [1906]

William Makepeace Thackeray That acknowledgment of weakness which we make in imploring to be relieved from hunger and from temptation, is surely wisely put in our daily prayer. The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond by William Makepeace Thackeray

Anthony Hope Sapt’s appeal and the queen’s imploring cry had shaken but not overcome him; he had wavered, but he was not won. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

Walter Scott Some women, in defending their children, were killed; boys, imploring mercy, were shot dead by officers on whose knees they hung. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott [1827]

George Meredith And albeit repeatedly remonstrated with, she, upon such occasions, invariably turned imploring glances—a sort of frowning entreaty—to the ladies, or to any of her sex present. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

And afterwards, when he had chucked Rosa, those dreadful, imploring letters on scented note-paper, which, in the end, he had ceased opening. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Lady Chavasse sat back, furious and scornful, in her pink velvet chair; Mrs. Layne stood; Mary had sunk on the carpet kneeling, her face bent, her clasped hands raised as if imploring mercy. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Ivy had not been to No. 6 Ferry Place for nearly a fortnight, and her lover had written her a long, reproachful letter, imploring her to come and see him there, if for only a few moments. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Kate Chopin Hosmer’s eyes were imploring her for a look, but she would not answer them. At Fault by Kate Chopin

I who did know — or thought I did — cast him an imploring glance, and, saying that I had some explanations to make, asked if Mrs. Adams might not rest here while we had a few words apart. The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green

There was something so exquisitely pathetic in the mutely imploring glance she gave our exile the next moment that quite melted him, and he burst into tears. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Thomas Hardy She flung up the veil, and cast her eyes upon him, as if imploring him to withdraw himself and his acoustic magnetism from the atmosphere. The Fiddler of the Reels by Thomas Hardy [1893]

Elizabeth Gaskell He brought her water — he threw it over her; in his terror at the notion that she was going to die and leave him, he called her by every fond name, imploring her to open her eyes. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]

Emma Furze was in her room that night imploring her to be careful. Judith Paris by Hugh Walpole [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle I also drew up a note, to be given to any white merchant or captain of a steam-boat whom the Indian could find, imploring them to see that ropes were sent to us, since our lives must depend upon it. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

Lucy Maud Montgomery Then she returned to Marilla and fastened imploring eyes of the latter’s face. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery [1908]

Arthur Conan Doyle It spoke hurriedly, gaspingly for a few sentences, and then was silent — a piteous, breathless, imploring sort of voice. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

Anthony Trollope This she did, at last, most tenderly, and with the greatest gentleness — but still imploring Feemy to tell her the truth. The Macdermots of Ballycloran by Anthony Trollope [1847]

Gustave Flauber Then the multitude surrounded the proconsul, imploring him to abolish certain unjust laws, asking for privileges, or begging for alms. Herodias by Gustave Flauber

Her mother sprang forward with an imploring cry, “O ‘Rene, ‘Rene, ‘Rene!” Irene recovered herself before her mother could reach her. The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

George Meredith On board the packet, on our voyage to Spain, my niece in her cabin, imploring mercy of Neptune, as they say, I heard of Lord Ormont among the passengers. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Let me have it, Patty.” She spoke the last words in an imploring tone, as if Patty were her mistress. Lady Jenkins by Ellen Wood [1879]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu We may be overheard,” said Miss Sheckleton in an imploring tremor. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]