Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of speaking for or soliciting; solicitation.

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  • verb Present participle of bespeak.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • To God she calls herself a "sister," a loaded term bespeaking of black separatism and victimhood.

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  • At the Aspen Daily News, where substance abuse can sometimes seem like an indoor sport, the back-to-back-to-back incidents were still notable for the tendency of the editors in question to try to talk themselves out of trouble with the authorities in question -- a move bespeaking both self-importance and their awareness of their inordinate power in a small town.

    Michael Conniff: Aspen Daily News Drunk With Power

  • The door opens onto a stunning, high ceilinged, light-filled apartment, its 17-foot-tall Austrian windows framed by the aforementioned black cast-iron arches, its finishes bespeaking a level of sumptuousness uncommon in the more cookie-cutter condos of the moderately rich.

    Opulently Hidden, In Plain Sight

  • There is a possibility I'll bespeaking at the event on games journalism, but don't let that put you off.

    The essential guide to UK video game festivals

  • There was about his mouth a small droop bespeaking weakness of character and an expression of pride at having been summoned here.

    Shadow Princess

  • No one mentioned what I would have mentioned, which is anything bespeaking age, history, or architecture.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • In this case, Obama wisely chose not to let facts speak for themselves (as they clearly had not done two months earlier when McCain succeeded in spinning a stunningly successful Obama tour of Europe and the Middle East into a beauty pageant allegedly bespeaking Obama's narcissism, empty celebrity, and appeal to foreigners).

    Drew Westen: Lessons Learned from the Election of 2008: Looking Back and Looking Forward

  • No one mentioned what I would have mentioned, which is anything bespeaking age, history, or architecture.

    The Fiddler in the Subway

  • In this case, Obama wisely chose not to let facts speak for themselves (as they clearly had not done two months earlier when McCain succeeded in spinning a stunningly successful Obama tour of Europe and the Middle East into a beauty pageant allegedly bespeaking Obama's narcissism, empty celebrity, and appeal to foreigners).

    Lessons Learned from the Election of 2008: Looking Back and Looking Forward

  • The prologue involved “fascinatingly pretty young women wearing astoundingly rich and beautiful gowns all blending with the Arctic atmosphere and bespeaking the moods of the barren white country.”

    Empire of Dreams

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