to invoke as witness.
to supplicate earnestly; beseech.
to make supplication; beseech.
- ob·tes·ta·tion, noun
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How to use obtest in a sentence
Oh, we obtest those 025broken window-panes whether it be not cruel to expose new furniture to such perils!
I obtest you by his own excellency, I obtest you by the joys of heaven, and the torments of hell, that you close with Him.
I obtest you by the glory of heaven, and by the crowns which believers put on His head, that ye slight not this offer.
Should we not obtest Heaven, and whatever justice there is yet on earth?Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke | Edmund Burke
I obtest you, by all the torments of hell, that ye put not this offer away.
British Dictionary definitions for obtest
(tr; may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to beg (someone) earnestly
(when tr, takes a clause as object; when intr, may be foll by with or against) to object; protest
(tr) to call (a supernatural power) to witness
- obtestation, noun
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