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His joy at beholding her again was, however, somewhat lessened by seeing that the Prince of the Air was kneeling at her feet, and pleading his own cause.
But the mild voice of reason, pleading the cause of an enlarged and permanent interest, is but too often drowned, before public bodies as well as individuals, by the clamors of an impatient avidity for immediate and immoderate gain.
His expression was pleading rather than ferocious, nor did he bare his great tusks or utter his fearful guttural warnings.
He was still in the strait waistcoat and in the padded room, but the suffused look had gone from his face, and his eyes had something of their old pleading.
If at this moment the sweet voice of Renee had sounded in his ears pleading for mercy, or the fair Mercedes had entered and said, "In the name of God, I conjure you to restore me my affianced husband," his cold and trembling hands would have signed his release; but no voice broke the stillness of the chamber, and the door was opened only by Villefort's valet, who came to tell him that the travelling carriage was in readiness.
His voice was gentle as a girl's voice and his eyes were pleading.
But Ripple would not break the promise she had made, and besought so earnestly, and with such pleading words, that the Queen at last with sorrow gave consent, and Ripple joyfully prepared to go.
By this time, Wakefield is excited to something like energy of feeling, but still lingers away from his wife's bedside, pleading with his conscience that she must not be disturbed at such a juncture.
and ye would not," she repeated, in a tone of pleading reproach, turning her eyes on the people again.
or pleading room, in which to hold hearings, and to repel, at need, the King's people; and under the roof, an
And now, although pleading guilty to long delay, I have kept my promise in this book.
She crouched in a sheltering way over her baby (which clung tightly to her), and made pleading signs and sounds to the Fire-Men.
Earnestly pleading with her friend, Clara advances toward the window.
She wondered why Pete saw fit to remonstrate with the woman, pleading for forgiveness with his eyes.
     For him forever pleading,