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Word: beseech

Definition: beg; plead with


Sentences Containing 'beseech'

Come, I beseech you, lend me twenty francs, so that I may buy a dressing gown; it is intolerable always to be in a coat and boots!
I thoroughly believe that but for those unfortunate donkeys, we should have come to a good understanding; for my aunt had laid her hand on my shoulder, and the impulse was upon me, thus emboldened, to embrace her and beseech her protection.
Let us strive, I beseech you, let us strive to be cheerful.''
Meanwhile Captain Bildad sat earnestly and steadfastly eyeing Queequeg, and at last rising solemnly and fumbling in the huge pockets of his broad-skirted drab coat, took out a bundle of tracts, and selecting one entitled "The Latter Day Coming; or No Time to Lose," placed it in Queequeg's hands, and then grasping them and the book with both his, looked earnestly into his eyes, and said, "Son of darkness, I must do my duty by thee; I am part owner of this ship, and feel concerned for the souls of all its crew; if thou still clingest to thy Pagan ways, which I sadly fear, I beseech thee, remain not for aye a Belial bondsman.
Oh, M. de Villefort, I beseech your indulgence for him.''
Oh, M.d'Avrigny, I beseech you, do something for her!''
The reason for so publicly announcing all this is, that all good and faithful Catholics may offer up their prayers for the unfortunate culprits, and, above all, beseech of heaven to grant them a sincere repentance.''
The text presents itself as a discourse given by Manu, the progenitor of mankind to a group of seers, or rishis, who beseech him to tell them the "law of all the social classes" (1.2).
Were any object presented to us, and were we required to pronounce concerning the effect, which will result from it, without consulting past observation; after what manner, I beseech you, must the mind proceed in this operation?
With the entrance of M. Morrel, Danglars and Caderousse were despatched in search of the bride groom to convey to him the intelligence of the arrival of the important personage whose coming had created such a lively sensation, and to beseech him to make haste.
``Countess,''returned Franz, totally unheeding her raillery,``I asked you a short time since if you knew any particulars respecting the Albanian lady opposite; I must now beseech you to inform me who and what is her husband?''
``D'Avrigny,''said Villefort,``be so kind, I beseech you, as to accompany this gentleman.
``I beseech of you, Maximilian, to cease trifling, and tell me what you really mean.''
``I beseech you, madame,''replied Monte Cristo``not to spoil Ali, either by too great praise or rewards.
``Oh, sir,''she stammered,``I beseech you, do not believe appearances.''
``Oh,''said Julie, pressing the purse to her heart,``no, no, I beseech you do not take it, for some unhappy day you will leave us, will you not?''
``Tell me, I beseech you, what ails you?''
``This instant, sir this instant, I beseech you!''

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