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prythee

[prith -ee] /ˈprɪð i/
interjection, Archaic.
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  • "I prythee that you will pardon me," said the knight, clutching his way along the bulwark.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Then, prythee, let us hear how he hath taught thee," quoth the Tinker.

  • I prythee tarry for a short time, for I have a few words to say to thee.

  • I prythee take the rush-bottomed chair, and do you, Jack, order the wine.

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • prythee, what have the Horse Guards Blue to do with the laws of chemistry?

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • I prythee, therefore, that you will allow us to pass the remainder of the night under your roof.'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • How often, prythee, have you been in these playhouses which you are so ready to decry?'

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • But prythee tell me what expectation of success is there among the rebels themselves?

    Micah Clarke Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Which is of greater value, prythee, say,The Bride or Bridegroom?

  • I always doubted that horse of yours: prythee sell him, and let it be a present to me.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift

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