The monk, overwhelmed with sorrow, went to the OEcumenical Patriarch at Constantinople and besought him to release him from his obedience.
Her eyes besought him, but she seemed afraid to approach.
He expressed this thought almost plainly to Dmitri when, after the visit, his brother besought and insisted that he should not conceal his impressions on seeing his betrothed.
In his fervent prayer he did not beseech God to lighten his darkness but only thirsted for the joyous emotion, which always visited his soul after the praise and adoration, of which his evening prayer usually consisted.
He saw many who came with sick children or relatives and besought the elder to lay hands on them and to pray over them, return shortly after—some the next day—and, falling in tears at the elder’s feet, thank him for healing their sick.
He fell at my feet and blubbered; he has kissed these very boots, literally, beseeching me ’not to frighten him.’
To-morrow I will beseech those hands to let me go.
Tell me about her, I beseech you.
The peasant persisted and besought them to wait.
She beseeches Him, she will not desist, and when God points to the hands and feet of her Son, nailed to the Cross, and asks, ’How can I forgive His tormentors?’ she bids all the saints, all the martyrs, all the angels and archangels to fall down with her and pray for mercy on all without distinction.
Immediately after he had left it that evening, Fenya had rushed to the chief porter, Nazar Ivanovitch, and besought him, for Christ’s sake, "not to let the captain in again to-day or to-morrow."
For he remembered all his life how they had sold him to the merchants in the burning desert by the well, and how, wringing his hands, he had wept and besought his brothers not to sell him as a slave in a strange land.
I beg you, I beseech you, to hear me.
She sobbed, shrieking loudly, but refused to leave the court, struggled, and besought them not to remove her.
When Ivan Fyodorovitch was leaving for Moscow, just before the catastrophe, Smerdyakov besought him to remain, though he was too timid to tell him plainly what he feared.
Alyosha, darling, go to him and find out what their secret is and come and tell me," Grushenka besought him with sudden eagerness.
But he’s always besought me not to tell any one here of it, he is so dreadfully ashamed of me."
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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.