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beseech
used in The Winter's Tale

18 uses
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Definition
to ask strongly or beg for something
  • I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all the faults I have committed to your worship,
    1.1 -- Act 1 Scene 1 -- Sicilia. An Antechamber in LEONTES' Palace (25% in)
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
  • Press me not, beseech you, so, There is no tongue that moves, none, none i' the world, So soon as yours, could win me: so it should now, Were there necessity in your request, although 'Twere needful I denied it.
    1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- The same. A Room of State in the Palace (5% in)
  • But, beseech your grace, Be plainer with me; let me know my trespass By its own visage: if I then deny it, 'tis none of mine.
    1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- The same. A Room of State in the Palace (58% in)
  • Camillo,— As you are certainly a gentleman, thereto Clerk-like, experienc'd, which no less adorns Our gentry than our parents' noble names, In whose success we are gentle,—I beseech you, If you know aught which does behove my knowledge Thereof to be inform'd, imprison't not In ignorant concealment.
    1.2 -- Act 1 Scene 2 -- The same. A Room of State in the Palace (85% in)
  • —Good my lords, I am not prone to weeping, as our sex Commonly are; the want of which vain dew Perchance shall dry your pities; but I have That honourable grief lodg'd here, which burns Worse than tears drown: beseech you all, my lords, With thoughts so qualified as your charities Shall best instruct you, measure me;—and so The king's will be perform'd!
    2.1 -- Act 2 Scene 1 -- Sicilia. A Room in the Palace (57% in)
  • Beseech your highness My women may be with me; for, you see, My plight requires it.
    2.1 -- Act 2 Scene 1 -- Sicilia. A Room in the Palace (60% in)
  • Beseech your highness, call the queen again.
    2.1 -- Act 2 Scene 1 -- Sicilia. A Room in the Palace (65% in)
  • Good my liege, I come,— And, I beseech you, hear me, who professes Myself your loyal servant, your physician, Your most obedient counsellor: yet that dares Less appear so, in comforting your evils, Than such as most seem yours:—I say I come From your good queen.
    2.3 -- Act 2 Scene 3 -- The same. A Room in the Palace (27% in)
  • Beseech your highness, give us better credit: We have always truly serv'd you; and beseech So to esteem of us: and on our knees we beg,— As recompense of our dear services, Past and to come,—that you do change this purpose, Which, being so horrible, so bloody, must Lead on to some foul issue: we all kneel.
    2.3 -- Act 2 Scene 3 -- The same. A Room in the Palace (72% in)
  • Beseech your highness, give us better credit: We have always truly serv'd you; and beseech So to esteem of us: and on our knees we beg,— As recompense of our dear services, Past and to come,—that you do change this purpose, Which, being so horrible, so bloody, must Lead on to some foul issue: we all kneel.
    2.3 -- Act 2 Scene 3 -- The same. A Room in the Palace (73% in)
  • — I have too much believ'd mine own suspicion:— Beseech you tenderly apply to her Some remedies for life.
    3.2 -- Act 3 Scene 2 -- The same. A Court of Justice (63% in)
  • Alas, I have show'd too much The rashness of a woman: he is touch'd To th' noble heart—What's gone and what's past help, Should be past grief: do not receive affliction At my petition; I beseech you, rather Let me be punish'd, that have minded you Of what you should forget.
    3.2 -- Act 3 Scene 2 -- The same. A Court of Justice (92% in)
  • No, good sweet sir; no, I beseech you, sir: I have a kinsman not past three quarters of a mile hence, unto whom I was going; I shall there have money or anything I want: offer me no money, I pray you; that kills my heart.
    4.3 -- Act 4 Scene 3 -- The same. A Road near the Shepherd's cottage (63% in)
  • Soft, swain, awhile, beseech you; Have you a father?
    4.4 -- Act 4 Scene 4 -- The same. A Shepherd's Cottage (46% in)
  • Beseech you, Of your own state take care: this dream of mine, Being now awake, I'll queen it no inch further, But milk my ewes, and weep.
    4.4 -- Act 4 Scene 4 -- The same. A Shepherd's Cottage (53% in)
  • Beseech you, sir, Remember since you ow'd no more to time Than I do now: with thought of such affections, Step forth mine advocate; at your request My father will grant precious things as trifles.
    5.1 -- Act 5 Scene 1 -- Sicilia. A Room in the palace of LEONTES (93% in)
  • Beseech you, sir, were you present at this relation?
    5.2 -- Act 5 Scene 2 -- The same. Before the Palace (1% in)
  • I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all the faults I have committed to your worship, and to give me your good report to the prince my master.
    5.2 -- Act 5 Scene 2 -- The same. Before the Palace (85% in)

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