begging letter

  1. a letter asking for money sent esp by a stranger to someone known to be rich

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How to use begging letter in a sentence

  • He will be pestered by illiterate seekers of work, and even begging-letter impostors.

    Beggars | W. H. (William Henry) Davies
  • "This must be a begging-letter," I thought to myself as I entered the breakfast-room and advanced with it to my mistress.

    The Queen of Hearts | Wilkie Collins
  • That messenger is certain ultimately to become an independent Begging-Letter Writer.

    Reprinted Pieces | Charles Dickens
  • What will not content a Begging-Letter Writer for a week, would educate a score of children for a year.

    Reprinted Pieces | Charles Dickens
  • We all, in fact, admit that it would be entirely improper to replace the income-tax form by the begging-letter.

    Freedom In Service | Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw