“[Mills] begged me to take care of her because she was critically ill,” James said in an interview with The Daily Beast.
In a hearing with UN leaders do discuss Ebola, one health worker in West Africa begged the commission for help.
Her friends and family loathed Muth and begged her to leave him.
I wanted to be downstairs and I begged to play the cook as I did in Gosford Park.
I begged the doctors to save my children [as] I watched them grow weaker and weaker every day.
She begged of him to command his brother Pluto to return her daughter to her.
Then she cried because, she had said so harsh a thing, and begged that Phoebe would not expose it.
I then asked him why he prayed and begged, if he did not desire money.
She begged he would think no more of the parasol; it was no manner of consequence.
He enclosed a shilling stamp for a reply by telegraph, and begged for urgency.
c.1200, perhaps from Old English bedecian "to beg," from Proto-Germanic *beth-; or possibly from Anglo-French begger, from Old French begart (see beggar). The Old English word for "beg" was wædlian, from wædl "poverty." Of trained dogs, 1816.
As a courteous mode of asking (beg pardon, etc.), first attested c.1600. To beg the question translates Latin petitio principii, and means "to assume something that hasn't been proven as a basis of one's argument," thus "asking" one's opponent to give something unearned, though more of the nature of taking it for granted without warrant.
That the poor existed among the Hebrews we have abundant evidence (Ex. 23:11; Deut. 15:11), but there is no mention of beggars properly so called in the Old Testament. The poor were provided for by the law of Moses (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 12:12; 14:29). It is predicted of the seed of the wicked that they shall be beggars (Ps. 37:25; 109:10). In the New Testament we find not seldom mention made of beggars (Mark 10:46; Luke 16:20, 21; Acts 3:2), yet there is no mention of such a class as vagrant beggars, so numerous in the East. "Beggarly," in Gal. 4:9, means worthless.