Buck plays Mrs. prest, a character she describes as “an entrepreneurial socialite.”
Lorenzo's feelings were averse to taking anything from prest.
Lady Crabs did not speak, but prest his arm and looked upwards.
Therfore on Ester-Euyn he sent his boy to the prest of the next town, that was ii.
William Fereby prest; and there were drawen, hanged, and beheded, at Tyborne.
She is fonder of me than ever; prest me to go with her to Maryland this Winter.
The preste rounne after with the vestement on his backe: and the vestement-maker after the prest.
The sense, however, in which this word is used in these accounts is derived from the French prest, a loan.
They were very civil to me, and prest me to dine at Selvington.
Mrs. prest had not mentioned this much to anyone; she appeared almost to have forgotten she was there.