a form of devotion spent mainly prayingThe night was spent in prayer and meditation.
a thanksgiving or an appeal spoken to one's Godprayers of thanksgiving
an earnest requestSay a quick prayer I don't get caught in traffic.
an impassioned plea to mankind to act to save the planet
The government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
They agreed to his request for help.
a humble petition to Saint Anthony
They have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
He raised his arms in a gesture of supplication.
More things are wrought by prayer
Than this world dreams of – Morte d'Arthur]When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers – An Ideal Husband]The wish for prayer is a prayer in itself – Journal d'un cure de campagne]In prayer the lips ne'er act the winning part,
Without the sweet concurrence of the heart – The Heart]One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer – Minna von Barnhelm]
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in the sense of appeal
an earnest request for money or helpThe government issued a last-minute appeal to him to return.
in the sense of entreaty
an earnest request or pleaThey have resisted all entreaties to pledge their support for the campaign.
Video: pronunciation of 'prayer'
prayer 的词库—— 柯林斯 英语词库
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