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The Idiot
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  • 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.

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