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|past tense||pleaded or pled|
|past participle||pleaded or pled|
Both defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Pleading poverty, he sought charity from local shopkeepers.
Ellie pleaded tiredness and went to bed very early.
He pleaded the case for continued cooperation with the Russians.
Her book pleaded the cause of women’s education.
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