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  • v. Present participle of beseech.
  • n. A heartfelt plea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Entreating urgently; imploring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. begging


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  • He looked from the druid to the high priestess, his expression beseeching.


  • "beseeching" is uncommon in the case of "ambassadors," who generally stand on their dignity (compare 2Co 10: 2; 1Th 2: 6, 7). be ye reconciled to God -- English Version here inserts "ye," which is not in the original, and which gives the wrong impression, as if it were emphatic thus: God is reconciled to you, be ye reconciled to God.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • 21In early Bantu worldviews, words activated medicine and inspired other powerful forces. 27 Bombwe found that the force of words was thought important in beseeching ancestors for healthy harvests, when sowing, when calling for beneficial rain, when suffering from illness, and when searching for new home sites.

    Societies, Religion, and History: Central East Tanzanians and the World They Created, c. 200 BCE to 1800 CE

  • A White man put a hex, they felt it like a bump in their land-sense; a beseeching was a nasty stink; a warding was a buzz when they came close.

    He Don't Know Him

  • It was no small undertaking which faced Abraham when he conceived the idea of beseeching God to spare Sodom.

    The Weapon of Prayer

  • In the second subject he seems to protest the truthfulness and devotion of his heart, and concludes with a passage half upbraiding, half beseeching, which is quite captivating, nay more, even bewitching in its eloquent persuasiveness.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • He described, with outflung arm, how I had abased myself to Grant on his behalf, "beseeching" if you please, and when he actually went down on the carpet and fairly grovelled, Terry didn't know where to look.


  • Nhlanhla was "beseeching" police to come to Shell House and that the last thing Nhlanhla wanted was to take action.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • + The first Lavabo, followed by a Kushapa ( "beseeching", i.e., prayer said in kneeling) and a form of the "Orate fratres", with its response.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • For -- Reason why they should regard him "beseeching" them (2Co 10: 2) not to oblige him to have recourse to "bold" and stern exercise of authority.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible


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