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- v. To invite someone to enter one's house.
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- v. ask to enter
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Bating the unhandsomeness of the practice, however, I would ask in what manner does the public suffer by it?
Among other happy results he prevailed upon the king, Don Sebastian, to ask in marriage the hand of Marguerite of Valois, the sister of Charles IX.
These are the questions that the University at Buffalo team would ask in trying to judge whether East Ferry qualified as a cluster site.
I did not stop to ask in which direction, but accepted the salt-and-sugar man's offer at once.
Bertezena,!!! their first leader, signalized their valor and his own in successful combats against the neighboring tribes; but when he presumed to ask in marriage the daughter of the great khan, the insolent demand of a slave and a mechanic was contemptuously rejected.
In vain the prim Archdeconian/Perpetua/came at stated intervals to know if I wanted anything? receiving always for answer, "To be let alone"; and in vain the Whirlwind himself came at intervals not stated, to ask in a tone of deep, tho 'loud pathos
No poor man shall introit me in vain for support, if I can relieve him, no one in difficulty ask in vain for advice, no sufferer implore in vain for consolation, no unfortunate for help.