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synonyms for besought

  • implore
  • adjure
  • appeal
  • ask
  • crave
  • entreat
  • importune
  • invoke
  • petition
  • plead
  • pray
  • solicit
  • sue
  • supplicate
  • call upon

antonyms for besought

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  • answer
  • command
  • refuse
  • reply
  • give
  • offer
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How to use besought in a sentence

The women gave him their little ones to bless, or besought him to touch medals and rosaries for them.
THE MERRIE TALES OF JACQUES TOURNEBROCHEANATOLE FRANCE
And so betaking themselves to prayers, they besought him, that the sin which had been committed might be forgotten.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
His pall had been carried off by the English heretics, and he besought the Pope to send him another.
IRELAND UNDER THE TUDORS, VOL. II (OF 3)RICHARD BAGWELL
It was a spirit-stirring moment, all partook of the joy, and the chiefs eagerly besought Cheetoo to lose no time in his departure.
CONFESSIONS OF A THUGPHILIP MEADOWS TAYLOR
He could make out with two hundred dollars; and he besought his friend at any sacrifice to stand by him.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
"Do let me get my breath," she besought, yet as if she prolonged the moment for the sake of the dramatic weight the tale demanded.
COUNTRY NEIGHBORSALICE BROWN
They even besought them to alter their minds and “come away from the accursed place”; needless to say in vain.
THE DEVIL-TREE OF EL DORADOFRANK AUBREY
The populace felt that disgrace could go no further, and, denouncing Godoy, besought the King to remain.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
A day of fasting and prayer was therefore appointed, and for nine hours the Pilgrims besought God to help them.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
This woman fell at his feet and besought him with tears to protect their honour better than the Carthaginians had done.
THE HISTORIES OF POLYBIUS, VOL. II (OF 2)POLYBIUS
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