imploringly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

imploring +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

imploringly (comparative more imploringly, superlative most imploringly)

  1. Beseechingly; in a manner that beseeches or implores.
    Synonym: entreatingly
    “You must help me,” she said imploringly.
    • 1911, J[ames] M[atthew] Barrie, “Peter Breaks Through”, in Peter and Wendy, New York, N.Y.: Charles Scribner’s Sons, OCLC 1036598118, page 3:
      For a week or two after Wendy came it was doubtful whether they would be able to keep her, as she was another mouth to feed. Mr. Darling was frightfully proud of her, but he was very honourable, and he sat on the edge of Mrs. Darling's bed, holding her hand and calculating expenses, while she looked at him imploringly.