What does the word entreaty mean?

Usage examples for entreaty

  1. There was entreaty in her glance, and her figure trembled in his arms. – From the Valley of the Missing by Grace Miller White
  2. My entreaty is for no help in the future. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  3. He replied to the look by a gesture of mingled entreaty and despair. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant