Enlisting seemed an appealing solution to his new financial straits and lost focus.
And Frank is arguably one of the best coaches in the world, so that was appealing and he was able to take me on, which was great.
In fact, one of the appealing things about Cain the campaigner is that he seems to be having fun.
And in the short run, appealing to anti-immigrant sentiments may pay off in the Republican primary.
There can be no question that Russia was—for the soccer fan—the least appealing candidate for 2018.
“No one knows I am here,” Ruth said in a faint voice, with an appealing smile.
Wanhope had the effect of appealing to Minver, but the painter would not relent.
He took the dish and emptied it all into his, but glancing up I caught the appealing look of the boy opposite.
It was answered by a slim, appealing girl of perhaps twenty-two.
Agnes lifted her eyes to his with an innocent wondering trouble and an appealing confidence that for a moment wholly unnerved him.
early 14c., originally in legal sense of "to call" to a higher judge or court, from Anglo-French apeler "to call upon, accuse," Old French apeler "make an appeal" (11c., Modern French appeler), from Latin appellare "to accost, address, appeal to, summon, name," iterative of appellere "to prepare," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + pellere "to beat, drive" (see pulse (n.1)). Related: Appealed; appealing.
Probably a Roman metaphoric extension of a nautical term for "driving a ship toward a particular landing." Popular modern meaning "to be attractive or pleasing" is quite recent, attested from 1907 (appealing in this sense is from 1891), from the notion of "to address oneself in expectation of a sympathetic response."
c.1300, in the legal sense, from Old French apel (Modern French appel), back-formation from apeler (see appeal (v.)). Meaning "call to an authority" is from 1620s; that of "attractive power" attested by 1916.
a reference of any case from an inferior to a superior court. Moses established in the wilderness a series of judicatories such that appeals could be made from a lower to a higher (Ex. 18:13-26.) Under the Roman law the most remarkable case of appeal is that of Paul from the tribunal of Festus at Caesarea to that of the emperor at Rome (Acts 25:11, 12, 21, 25). Paul availed himself of the privilege of a Roman citizen in this matter.