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verb as in plead; call upon for help, answer

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He said parents of some of his students have emailed him, saying that they are praying for his safety and that their children fear he will contract the virus.

I prayed that this late-night scramble in a poorly ventilated hospital hallway wouldn’t become a superspreader event.

At night, she returns to the home she shares with her elderly mother-in-law, praying the coronavirus isn’t traveling inside her.

They’re also rated to last roughly 70 million clicks before they start to break down, so it should last for quite some time even if you fully subscribe to the “spray-and-pray” school of first-person shooting games.

If he and other Christians had been able to pray outside while senators voted inside, he feels certain it would have changed their votes.

Or as Azealia Banks would say, “I pray for this Clueless White Girl”.

That is a lot to pray for, but Pope Francis is praying for all of us.

“I wake up and I pray, and then I see visions and I explain all those to my mom,” who would give her canvases to re-create them.

Let us pray for peace, not violence for Ferguson and our country no matter what the jury in their wisdom might decide.

“I just pray that everyone just keep their children safe,” Anderson said.

"It is good to pray here," she said, in a tone the mildness and sincerity of which made the reproach more cutting.

What more could one desire of him, I pray, Than just to hop around and stand for K?

Nigel might pray to a pale Madonna; Isaacson dealt with a definitely blunted woman of the world.

He attempts to pray and make supplication—yea, even he endeavours to perform the service.

During this and the following days, old and young proceed from one church to another, to pray for the souls of the departed.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pray, such as: ask, beseech, recite, urge, adjure, and appeal.

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