The old fellow went straight off to Nastasia Philipovna, touched the floor with his forehead, and began blubbering and beseeching her on his knees to give him back the diamonds.
An old woman who had been robbed of five hundred roubles, her all, by some rogue of a usurer, besought him to take up her case, instead of which he defended the usurer himself, a Jew named Zeidler, because this Jew promised to give him fifty roubles….
But remember that we do not beseech, we demand!
We do not beseech, we demand!
"We demand, we demand, we demand, we do not beseech," spluttered Burdovsky, red as a lobster.
We refuse ten thousand roubles; we do not beseech, we demand!
’We do not beseech, we demand, you will get no thanks from us, because you will be acting to satisfy your own conscience!’
I beseech you, do not be so cruel as to remember!
We present no petition, but a proud and free demand (note it well, we do not beseech, we demand!
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She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
He closed the prayer by beseeching God to grant them wisdom and patience.