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prithee

[ prith-ee ]

interjection

, Archaic.
  1. please: used to politely introduce a request or command:

    Prithee, let us come inside.



prithee

/ ˈprɪðɪ /

interjection

  1. archaic.
    pray thee; please


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Word History and Origins

Origin of prithee1

First recorded in 1570–80; by shortening and alteration of (I) pray thee
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Word History and Origins

Origin of prithee1

C16: shortened from I pray thee
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Example Sentences

Prithee, now, how many such butterflies as you suck here together on the thistle-head of royalty?

Well go in the coach, said my father—Prithee, have the arms been altered, Obadiah?

Prithee tell me what sort of man this Arnold really is, for I do not depend on the partial representations I have had of him.

You went into the country to recover your health, I thought; prithee, how comes this new husband into your way?

Then, after a little while, he said: "I prithee tell me, didst thou see a knight pass this way to-day or yesterday?"

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