pleadings


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pleadings

(plēd′ingz)
The written accusations or claims of the defendant and the plaintiff in a lawsuit.

pleadings,

n.pl the written allegations of what is affirmed on the one side or denied on the other, disclosing the real matter to the court or jury having to try the case.
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Will you remember that you are a man, and I a woman pleading for a little mercy--a little kindness?
She crouched in a sheltering way over her baby (which clung tightly to her), and made pleading signs and sounds to the Fire-Men.
Brissenden looked on gravely, though once he grew excited and gripped the whiskey bottle, pleading, "Here, just let me swat him once.
Toward the end of the letter he was God's own lover pleading passionately for love.
Earnestly pleading with her friend, Clara advances toward the window.
He could hardly have chosen a more unpropitious time for pleading his cause with her.
The mother's face looked at me once more with the sorrowful and pleading eyes which I remembered so well.
     For him forever pleading,
There was no hint of pleading in it, yet it was the determination that is reached through a long period of pleading.
There was an emphasis on the "tried," and a pleading little note in her voice.
This led Pollyanna into a renewed pleading for the substitution of Dr.
I can't go away from you; I can't leave you," said Stephen, with still more passionate pleading.