appealing (part of speech: verb)
apologizing (part of speech: verb)
requesting (part of speech: verb)
- She had not noticed the words particularly, save that they were of love, and she thought with pain of David and Kate, and how the pleading tenderness might have been his heart calling to hers not to forget his love for her. - "Marcia Schuyler", Grace Livingston Hill Lutz.
- I excused myself, however, and, pleading an engagement, rode slowly away. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
- They were listening to Willett, too; here and there a sergeant took up the pleading. - "The Reckoning", Robert W. Chambers.