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personal appeal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n personal appeal a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others
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Usage

In literature:

Everything else was flat after such a decided appeal to personal knowledge.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Withal he is my personal friend, and I have often had occasion to compliment him upon the ingenuity of his appeals.
"Free Ships: The Restoration of the American Carrying Trade" by John Codman
How constantly He appealed to personal rather than to national aspirations!
"Beside Still Waters" by Arthur Christopher Benson
As he entered he was struck anew with her beauty, and with the irresistible appeal of her personality.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
I believe that is the kind of argument which appeals to persons of your sort.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
He ventured the audacious personal appeal.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
Personal appeals in the form of letters have a recognized weight in influencing action.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
These, however, are the aspects of human environment which appeal most strongly to the child, to the savage, and to the uneducated person.
"Rural Life and the Rural School" by Joseph Kennedy
Many of his hymns present a forceful and straightforward appeal for a real personal life with God.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
Personal appeals were made to the editors of the Chicago dailies for their influence.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
It was estimated that 60 per cent of the enrolled voters received these personal appeals.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
The less personal appeal helped him to calm himself.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
The great motive to appeal to, is not a man's apprehension of personal loss or suffering, but his fear of neglecting a sacred duty.
"The Claims of Labour an essay on the duties of the employers to the employed" by Arthur Helps
Mrs. John A. Jackson, I remember, made a personal appeal in his behalf directly to me.
"The Battle of Atlanta" by Grenville M. Dodge
It was the first personal appeal which had come to Weston; the young Aid Society felt that it must be answered.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
A dozen times over he started with rapid footsteps to answer her appeal in person, but never once did he arrive at his destination.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Still standing, Rene waited a moment after his personal appeal for justice, but, as I have said, the Secretary did not see fit to answer.
"The Red City" by S. Weir Mitchell
It appealed to and evoked a high order of intelligence, and its insistence on personal individual salvation has borne worthy fruit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Yesterday I determined to find out who the owner was, to make a personal appeal.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Many of them are personal appeals for protection and assistance, others are satirical.
"A Short History of French Literature" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

Himself feeling happy, he knew by my looks,
A case full of sadness and deep destitution
Was present in person, not read of in books,
Appealing in pity for an alms institution.
"Merdle The Banker" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

The US Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated in-person early voting in Ohio on the three days before the Nov 6 General Election, handing the Obama campaign, Democrats and voting rights advocates what they see as a major victory.
Today's review is for a self-published, high-appeal personal story.
Still a shy person, she said it's the process and the people that appeal most to her.
Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule today on the latest round of player appeals in the NFL's bounty probe, and any potential punishment will be delayed by a week, a person familiar with the decision said.
Brown 's girl-next-door personality mixed with a sense of adventure has appealed to a wide range of people using her shows to help plan their own trips.
Hewlett-Packard's fourth-quarter earnings will provide the latest snapshot of a technology pioneer struggling to regain its edge as its personal computers and printers lose their appeal in a market tilting toward smartphones and tablets.
The Indiana Court of Appeals delved into the issues surrounding the reliance on just one witness's identification and testimony regarding the person who robbed her to convict the defendant.
The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a sanitary district in a suit against it alleging an unconstitutional taking of homeowners' personal property after sewage backed up into their homes.
The personalities of beautiful people are easier to read than those of individuals with less physical appeal.
A plaintiff 's bankruptcy didn't change his standing to file a personal injury case as long as the lawsuit was claimed as an exempted asset in the bankruptcy filing, the Michigan Court of Appeals said.
The Oct 19, 2009, edition of Michigan Lawyers Weekly reported on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling that the act of a person subscribing to a website provides enough probable cause that the person actually used the site.
A homeless person can register as such under the Sex Offender Registration Act (SORA), the Michigan Supreme Court ruled, reversing a Court of Appeals decision from February, 2010.
The North Carolina Court of Appeals Tuesday ruled in favor of Sgt Wade Bryan Bulloch, who was fired for unacceptable personal conduct.
E-Score is a celebrity appeal ranking, comprised of 46 separate personality attributes.
A person familiar with the decision says former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will rule Tuesday afternoon on the latest round of player appeals in the NFL's bounty probe, and that any potential punishment will be delayed by a week.
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In science:

Exclusive valuables: hard to get, stable in value, storable, durable, protectable, appealing, symbolic, non-personal, ob jective, carrier of wealth (for instance: gold, silver, very fine works of art), usable as a means of exchange and as a store of value.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory
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