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She keeps a-callin 'for somebody, an' beggin 'an' prayin 'us not to let her die without somethin', in a way that would melt the heart of a rock.
Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir Mary Catherine Crowley
An 'then, Billy says, he ended by jest flingin' himself on ter Streeter an 'beggin' him ter wait till he could go back an 'git his fiddle so he could tell him what a beautiful thing that tree was.
Just David 1916
Wiggins was standin 'up, wringin' his hands an 'beggin' for the captain to wait an 'let him make just one more try for it.
Mark me wurds, gintlemen, he'll finish that tunnel an 'beggin' yer pardon, Mr. Orton, marry that gurl, too.
The Poisoned Pen 1908
I never see any money goin 'beggin' yet, long as I've lived, but what some chap had his hands on it quick enough.
Billy says, he ended by jest flingin 'himself on ter Streeter an' beggin 'him ter wait till he could go back an' git his fiddle so he could tell him what a beautiful thing that tree was.
Just David 1894
Climbin 'in my lap to-night, an' beggin 'me to tell
Riley Child-Rhymes James Whitcomb Riley 1882
'Not that, he shan't, indeed, mum,' cried the hard-faced landlady, hastily; 'beggin' your pardon for sayin 'so.
Philistia Grant Allen 1873
Then, when the real world intrudes they coming a 'beggin' for help.
Any self-respectin 'animal would sooner starve before doin' that, or go t 'beggin' like our sticker-hiding friend, the gibbon. "
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