plea

Part of speech: noun

An act of pleading, or that which is pleaded; entreaty; excuse.

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Usage examples "plea":

  1. The plea was so absurd, that he was thrust on to his feet before he knew what he was about. - "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
  2. You have refused to hear my plea- And I still refuse! - "The Hollow of Her Hand", George Barr McCutcheon.
  3. No attempt indeed was made to put forward such a plea, and it is very doubtful if such an attempt was ever contemplated. - "McGill and its Story, 1821-1921", Cyrus Macmillan.