Example sentences for: pleading

How can you use “pleading” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Writings by the imprisoned Chinese political activist are granted a place "among the classics of the 20 th century literature of dissent, alongside the writings of figures like Vaclav Havel, Vladmir Bukovsky and Adam Michnik" (Richard Bernstein, the New York Times ). The collection mainly consists of letters, written from prison to Chinese leaders, pleading the case for democracy.

  • Hatoum's grating nihilism always needs to revert to theories or story lines extraneous to the actual object to have any validity, with lots of special pleading on the feminist and Third World fronts.

  • Times-Mirror chief Mark "cereal killer" Willes this week wrote a lengthy memo to his staff essentially pleading for a cease-fire in the ongoing war between the Los Angeles Times ' editorial and business staffs.

  • The protesters in Seattle, it said in an editorial, were pleading for "a new world order, one of an open world but of a world which isn't, under any circumstances, reduced to mere merchandise."

  • I agree with you that the proposed parent-friendly legislation is a bad idea, but not because it involves special pleading.

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