[ bih-sawt ]
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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of beseech.

Other words from besought

  • un·be·sought, adjective

Words Nearby besought Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use besought in a sentence

  • The women gave him their little ones to bless, or besought him to touch medals and rosaries for them.

  • And so betaking themselves to prayers, they besought him, that the sin which had been committed might be forgotten.

  • His pall had been carried off by the English heretics, and he besought the Pope to send him another.

  • It was a spirit-stirring moment, all partook of the joy, and the chiefs eagerly besought Cheetoo to lose no time in his departure.

    Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
  • He could make out with two hundred dollars; and he besought his friend at any sacrifice to stand by him.

    Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair

British Dictionary definitions for besought


/ (bɪˈsɔːt) /

  1. the past tense and past participle of beseech

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