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She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
  to ask strongly or beg for something
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beseech besought beseeching beseeches beseeched beseechingly
Beseech is common in classic literature. Though its usage has doubled in recent decades, it remains a rare word in modern writing.

Synonym Comparison:  Beseech is similar to beg or entreat. Beg implies the request for a personal favor, while entreat implies an attempt to overcome resistance.
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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.
  • I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.
    Ben Lindsey
  • I do beseech you, sir, have patience:
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet

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  • She begged and wept and beseeched her husband to change his mind, to let it go,
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • I humbly do beseech you of your pardon
    For too much loving you.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • I beseech you, sir, go:
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • But I beseech your grace that I may know
    The worst that may befall me in this case
    If I refuse to wed Demetrius.
    William Shakespeare  --  A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Jim Weston had secretly borrowed a dime and soon he was loudly beseeching Daisy to have a treat on him.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Aphrodite, with the Goddess’s voice I beseech you to tell her Priestess what it is you see.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked

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  • Beseeching him to do her that honour,
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Finally I walked to the window and gazed out at the peach trees stretching halfway to North Carolina, the way they held up their leafy arms in gestures of pure beseeching.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • [He stares at her stupidly.] [beseechingly: ] Tom, speak to Mother this morning.
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • I do beseech thy greatness, give him blows, and take his bottle from him.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • He closed by beseeching God to look down upon this humble little church and bless this gathering.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • I beseech you, remember
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • His prayer didn’t give thanks for his sheep having found new pastures; it didn’t ask that the boy be able to sell more crystal; and it didn’t beseech that the woman he had met continue to await his return.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • "We beseech your Majesty —" said Glozelle, but Miraz had flung out of the tent and they could hear him bawling out his acceptance to Edmund.
    C.S. Lewis  --  Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
  • Tixo, give us rain, we beseech Thee
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • I beseech you, sir, pardon me.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • (Beseechingly) Then why can’t there never be no peace in this house then?
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • "I beseech you to hear me," said the Knight, forcing himself to speak calmly.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • "O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
    The Walrus did beseech.
    "A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along the briny beach:"
    Lewis Carroll  --  Through the Looking-Glass
  • I humbly beseech you, sir, to pardon me all the faults I have committed to your worship,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • In the midst of the difficulty I summoned a great deal of courage and wrote to my friend General J.F.B. Marshall, the Treasurer of the Hampton Institute, putting the situation before him and beseeching him to lend me the two hundred and fifty dollars on my own personal responsibility.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • Have patience, I beseech.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • I earnestly beseech,— Touch you the sourest points with sweetest terms,
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • "I beseech your Majesty," said Drinian.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Voyage of the Dawn Trader
  • I do beseech your Grace, for charity,
    If ever any malice in your heart
    Were hid against me, now to forgive me frankly.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • and I beseech your Grace I may dispose of him.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • Let me see them, I beseech you.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 2
  • I beseech your Grace, let this letter be read;
    William Shakespeare  --  Love’s Labour’s Lost
  • I beseech you, be not so phlegmatic.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • I beseech you, let me...
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • "Most heartily we beseech Thee with Thy favor to behold and bless Thy servant, the President of the United States..."
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • Barrius’s eyes beseech the courtyard, seeking out anyone willing to offer him a shred of pity.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • She gazed beseechingly at Signor Luciano, at Nico, at Rocco, but the men kept their heads down, carefully ignoring her.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Uprising
  • She reached her hands out, beseeching, though she didn’t know who she was begging.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • We beseech you—
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She turned to the king, beseechingly, but he, too, looked away, his face crumpled with distaste.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Dreams pursued memories, courted and danced and coupled with them and they became one, and the gaunt, beseeching phantoms that called to him had the rag-wrapped feet of Washington’s regulars and the faces of his mother and father and Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan and the Beales and Earl Grayson.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Give us, we beseech thee, wisdom to discern this evil, and power to overcome it.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • But he also had to eat his share, sometimes more than his share, because Matt could not resist those beseeching eyes.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Sign of the Beaver
  • Mary, Mother of God, we beseech you to cast a benevolent eye over these children, to guide them and bless them as they make their way in the world.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I beseeched the begrimed and motionless chandeliers.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • The reverend had so much beseeching to do for the royal family, I thought we’d be stuck in church for a week.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Mother looked beseechingly over her shoulder.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • He did not know or own or trust or beseech the land.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I will fall at his feet and beseech him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
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