Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Preterit and past participle of beseech.

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  • p. p. of beseech.

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  • verb obsolete Simple past tense and past participle of beseech.

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Examples

  • Allah and again besought forgiveness of Him, submitting herself to the decrees of destiny, assured that each beginning hath his end, and repeating the saying of the poet,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Presently Ala al-Din besought her to let him hear a little music; so she took the lute and played a melody that had made the hardest stone dance for glee, and the strings cried out in present ecstacy, O Loving

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A crowd was now gathering, and Mrs. Mirvan again besought her husband to go into the house.

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • Hasib wondered at the Queen’s tale and shed many tears over it; then he again besought her to let him return to his family; but she said,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • John, who, in the most abject terms besought pardon for the injuries he had inflicted.

    The Boy Knight

  • The word 'besought' occurs four times in it, and we may group the details round each instance.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Mark

  • Her head was raised, and in the indistinctness I caught that sweet look of hers which besought me, and which I answered without knowing to what question.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • Both employers looked daggers at Kit, for the insult rankled; nor did he mention that the night before, Shorty had besought him for the spelling of that particular word.

    THE MEAT

  • "Set 'em to cool, Edwin, set 'em to cool," the old man besought, in the midst of his grief, making no attempt to wipe away the tears that flowed from his eyes.

    Page 4

  • Mile they drank they were besought not to pick any flowers.

    The Golden Poppy

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  • "Then he arose, and went on his knees, and besought leave of the king’s grace to show that this their fault was not through want of knowledge, neither through drunkenness, but bythe influence of some spirit that was in the hall."

    - Thomas Bulfinch, 'Age of Fable'.

    September 19, 2009