I came across the vocabulary 「どうか(ください)」. Could you please give an example of it's use?

Thank you in advance!

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You wouldn't use "どうか" standing by itself. Added to a request (like てください), I think it adds a nuance of a strong request/entirety/petition.

どうか許{ゆる}してください - please forgive me

どうか、息子{むすこ}を - please (help/save/look after) my son (sentence with verb dropped)

By comparison, どうぞ can be used in an invitation/offering sort of sense (please have a seat/please help yourself), whereas どうか cannot.

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