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"I'm no trunk to be shipped hither and thither at someone's behest," I said.

That was easily done; but what should be done as to the other behest?

And if ye give me my life, I will be your man and do your behest.'

Such is the behest of Providence; there are compulsions linked to treason.

To have died at your behest at the instant would have been as nothing.

He did spontaneously the things that lesser men do at behest of their press-agents.

I heard it in the royal court when last I sang there at the king's behest.'

Origen, Eusebius telleth, had seven, given him by Ambrosius to do his behest.

It is anything to gain time, and he goes at her behest, but—oh, luckless fate!

I convinced him that I had come at the behest of Flora Desimone.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English behæs "a vow," perhaps from behatan "to promise" (from be- + hatan "command, call;" see cite) and confused with obsolete hest "command," which may account for the parasitic -t as well as the Middle English shift in meaning to "command, injunction" (late 12c.).

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