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 Meanings and Examples of PLEA
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 n.  request for help; excuse or pretext
Classic Sentence:
1  She had excused herself from the walk on the plea of a headache: the horrid headache which, in the morning, had prevented her venturing to church.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
2  Mrs. Trenor brushed aside the plea with a gesture which laid bare its weakness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
3  Upon the same plea, he told me to bring my tools and clothing home forthwith.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  Mr. Pumblechook and Mr. Hubble declined, on the plea of a pipe and ladies' society; but Mr. Wopsle said he would go, if Joe would.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
5  After a time he would give up once more, on the plea that he had not got Cobbs's bill, or Lobbs's, or Nobbs's, as the case might be.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
6  Meanwhile, plea after plea had been presented to the legal authorities, and daily were relatives whom no one had before heard of putting in an appearance.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
7  Mr. Klyucharev has been treated in the same way, and so have others who on the plea of building up the temple of Solomon have tried to destroy the temple of their fatherland.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XI
8  However, the man's examination and the depositions of the witnesses had been completed, but the lawyer's plea, and the speech of the public prosecutor were still to come; it could not be finished before midnight.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
9  At the moment of this entrance, the defendant's lawyer had just finished his plea.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
10  Villefort immediately rose from table and quitted the room upon the plea of urgent business; he soon, however, returned, his whole face beaming with delight.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
11  We excused her, to a certain extent, on the plea of ill-health: she was dwindling and fading before our eyes.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
12  Venn declined, on the plea of it being too early, and stated that his business was with Miss Vye.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
13  The officials of the Exposition were anxious that I should assume this responsibility, but I declined to do so, on the plea that the work at Tuskegee at that time demanded my time and strength.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XIII.
14  They were trying vainly by whispered pleas and jerks at her skirt to make the old lady sit down on the brick wall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
Example Sentence:
1  The plea was part of a deal struck with the Dallas County district attorney.
2  Most criminal cases are therefore settled without trial by the process of plea bargaining between the prosecutor and the defense attorney.
3  The director of the charity made an impassioned plea for help.
4  We will enter a plea of not guilty.
5  She made an impassioned plea for help.
6  The defence lawyer made an eloquent plea for his client's acquittal.
7  The lawyer made a tearful plea to bias the jury.
8  A senior judge heard a plea for damages on behalf of the accident victims.
9  A plea bargain was offered by the state assuring her that she would not go to prison.
10  According to testimony at the guilty plea hearing, Mr. Haltinner, used an assumed online identity to sell approximately 637000 stolen credit card numbers.
11  He did not attend the dinner; his plea was that he was too busy to come.
12  CNN reports the felon is already insisting he'll make a comeback and they include this from his plea.
13  Despite pleas from his mother, the gunman refused to give himself up.
14  He refused to listen to her tearful pleas.
15  His pleas were met by a blank stare.