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verb as in beg

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The women gave him their little ones to bless, or besought him to touch medals and rosaries for them.

And so betaking themselves to prayers, they besought him, that the sin which had been committed might be forgotten.

His pall had been carried off by the English heretics, and he besought the Pope to send him another.

It was a spirit-stirring moment, all partook of the joy, and the chiefs eagerly besought Cheetoo to lose no time in his departure.

He could make out with two hundred dollars; and he besought his friend at any sacrifice to stand by him.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to besought, such as: implore, sue, invoke, pray, importune, and entreat.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.