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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

  • 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

  • Wiggins was standin 'up, wringin' his hands an 'beggin' for the captain to wait an 'let him make just one more try for it.

    The Tale of a Tightwad

  • Mark me wurds, gintlemen, he'll finish that tunnel an 'beggin' yer pardon, Mr. Orton, marry that gurl, too.

    The Poisoned Pen

  • I never see any money goin 'beggin' yet, long as I've lived, but what some chap had his hands on it quick enough.

    Outback Marriage, an : a story of Australian life

  • 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

  • Climbin 'in my lap to-night, an' beggin 'me to tell

    Riley Child-Rhymes

  • 'Not that, he shan't, indeed, mum,' cried the hard-faced landlady, hastily; 'beggin' your pardon for sayin 'so.

    Philistia

  • Then, when the real world intrudes they coming a 'beggin' for help.

    Shooting The Messenger

  • Any self-respectin 'animal would sooner starve before doin' that, or go t 'beggin' like our sticker-hiding friend, the gibbon. "

    A Corridor in the Asylum

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