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Monday, February 23, 2009

Definitions for beseech

  1. to ask earnestly; implore

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Citations for beseech
In this purgatory, the narrator feels threatened by more recent emigres who beseech him for help and force him to face the hard fact of his own displacement. Laura Winters, New York Times
"Spare your poor children these vulgarities, I beseech you," his wife might protest, to hone her point that he was not a gentleman. Peter Matthiessen, Bone by Bone
Origin of beseech
1100
c 1175, Old English bisecen "to beseech, beg urgently," from be- + Middle English secen "to seek"
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