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appeal against

To attempt to change a legal decision. Don't worry, we will appeal against the judge's sentence.
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appeal to

1. To ask for something, usually in an urgent or pleading manner Appeal to your congressmen if you really want lower taxes.
2. To spark one's interest or appreciation. Tall, dark-haired guys always appeal to me. That style of architecture just doesn't appeal to me.
3. To resonate with one's specific interests or feelings. The beauty of her prose appeals to my poetic sensibilities. The idea of stronger laws for criminals appeals to me as a mother.
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appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober

To urge one to rethink something. The phrase refers to King Philip II of Macedon, who made an unwelcome decision and was challenged with an appeal to "Philip sober." If you're unhappy with his decision, then why don't you appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober?
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appeal to Caesar

To direct a plea to the most powerful person in a particular setting or situation. No one else has the authority to overturn this decision—you'll have to appeal to Caesar on this one.
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appeal against something

to ask a court of appeals to change a ruling made by a lower court. My lawyer appealed against the judgment. We will file an appeal against the court ruling.
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appeal to someone

to please or attract someone. Fast food doesn't appeal to me. The idea of a vacation to Florida this winter appeals to me a lot.
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appeal from Philip drunk to Philip sober

ask someone to reconsider, with the suggestion that an earlier opinion or decision represented only a passing mood.
This phrase comes from an anecdote told by the Roman historian and moralist Valerius Maximus concerning an unjust judgement given by King Philip of Macedon : the woman condemned by Philip declared that she would appeal to him once again, but this time when he was sober.
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appeal to Caesar

appeal to the highest possible authority.
The allusion is to the claim made by the apostle Paul to have his case heard in Rome, which was his right as a Roman citizen: ‘I appeal unto Caesar’ (Acts 25:11).
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appeal to

v.
1. To make an earnest or urgent request to someone or something: The citizens appealed to their mayor to try to find a solution to the housing crisis.
2. To be interesting or attractive to someone: This new style of clothing doesn't appeal to me; I prefer the older fashion.
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Love Is All You Need is an appealingly frodiy confection about two damaged souls offered a second chance at happiness when diey least expect but most need it.
Love Is All You Need is an appealingly frotiiy confection about two damaged souls offered a second chance at happiness when they least expect but most need it.
Writing in The Sunday Times magazine, she added that the pair were victims of a "festering romantic triangle and had transformed themselves from sensitive, wounded, but appealingly bubbly and good-natured provincial girls" into living sculptures for the lens.
Completely black-and-white images use pencil-style sketching to provide a striking interpretation of the frightening story, one with haunting beauty and appealingly dynamic characterization.
The clothing we are drawn to is understated and refined, yet appealingly noticeable.
Her Helen of Troy in Clytemnestra was appealingly wanton against the uncomplicated openness of her Bride in Appalachian Spring." Thomas remembers of Winter: "She was a lyrical and impressively regal figure onstage, yet very down to earth, practical.
It is appealingly located on the Bournville Village Trust and among its other plus points is a double glazed conservatory to the rear.
Served fresh from the fryer in a brown paper sack appealingly speckled with grease, these fries maintained their consistently hot temperature from bag to plate to mouth.
The former champion knows this filly well, having won on her at Folkestone in April, and the four-year-old is appealingly handicapped at the moment, being on the same mark as for that win at the Kent circuit.
The former champion knows this filly well, having won on her at Folkestone in April, and the fouryear-old is appealingly handicapped at the moment, being on the same mark as for that win at the Kent circuit.
Bold silver-embossed titles, dramatic airbrushed pictures of fantastic monsters--the covers of this series scream out appealingly to young boys.
Allan Clayton was an appealingly vulnerable Cassio, Eufemia Tufano a gutsy if gusty Emilia and other parts were admirably filled.
While the show traditionally has a great number of builders, remodelers, cabinet, HVAC, windows and doors, and other "hard product" or "nuts and bolts" exhibitors; there hasn't been as much attention given to the "softer" side of things or the products and services that take a wood, stone, and mortar structure and make it appealingly warm and "homey." This year we are setting aside a specific part of the "North Hall" (the Ballroom at the Center of NH) specifically for the folks who help turn houses into homes.
But this is no parochial exercise in misplaced local pride: it is a carefully researched, appealingly written, beautifully designed and illustrated short book that brings a new perspective to a very oft-told story.
The ultra-narrow display frame creates an appealingly clean and minimalist look and makes the models a real eye-catcher on any workstation.