Many of the out-of-town culprits post bail and then mail in their pleas and payments later.
Sharpton spoke of the moment they had all seen in the video when Pantaleo kept Garner in a headlock despite his pleas.
Yet despite their pleas, the school district refused to test him for special-education services.
Victims groups continue to claim that the church is unresponsive to their pleas for transparency.
Today, her Facebook page is overrun with pleas for her to enter the presidential race: “Ms. Palin, we love you!”
The first of these pleas was a mere formal plea, under the statute.
Brilliana waved his pleas away with a dainty, impatient flourish.
He had borrowed three sokemen to hold his pleas from Picot the sheriff and had refused to give them up again.
Or the smooth brow Of a pleas'd sire, that slaves me to his will?
His own pleas of tropical blood and so forth will not greatly avail.
early 13c., "lawsuit," from Anglo-French plai (late 12c.), Old French plait "lawsuit, decision, decree" (9c.), from Medieval Latin placitum "lawsuit," in classical Latin, "opinion, decree," literally "that which pleases, thing which is agreed upon," properly neuter past participle of placere (see please). Sense development seems to be from "something pleasant," to "something that pleases both sides," to "something that has been decided." Meaning "a pleading, an agreement in a suit" is attested from late 14c. Plea-bargaining is first attested 1963. Common pleas (early 13c.) originally were legal proceedings over which the Crown did not claim exclusive jurisdiction (as distinct from pleas of the Crown); later "actions brought by one subject against another."