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beseech
used in King Lear

8 uses
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Definition
to ask strongly or beg for something
  • I beseech you, sir, pardon me.
    1.2 — Act 1 Scene 2 — A Hall in the Earl of Gloster's Castle (20% in)
beseech = ask strongly or beg
  • —[To France] For you, great king, I would not from your love make such a stray To match you where I hate; therefore beseech you To avert your liking a more worthier way Than on a wretch whom nature is asham'd Almost to acknowledge hers.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (69% in)
  • I yet beseech your majesty,— If for I want that glib and oily art To speak and purpose not; since what I well intend, I'll do't before I speak,—that you make known It is no vicious blot, murder, or foulness, No unchaste action or dishonour'd step, That hath depriv'd me of your grace and favour; But even for want of that for which I am richer,— A still-soliciting eye, and such a tongue As I am glad I have not, though not to have it Hath lost me in your liking.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — A Room of State in King Lear's Palace (73% in)
  • I beseech you pardon me, my lord, if I be mistaken; for my duty cannot be silent when I think your highness wronged.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (18% in)
  • I am none of these, my lord; I beseech your pardon.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (24% in)
  • I do beseech you To understand my purposes aright: As you are old and reverend, you should be wise.
    1.4 — Act 1 Scene 4 — A Hall in Albany's Palace (67% in)
  • Let me beseech your grace not to do so: His fault is much, and the good king his master Will check him for't: your purpos'd low correction Is such as basest and contemned'st wretches For pilferings and most common trespasses, Are punish'd with: the king must take it ill That he, so slightly valu'd in his messenger, Should have him thus restrain'd.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Before Gloster's Castle (80% in)
  • — I do beseech your grace,— Lear.
    3.4 — Act 3 Scene 4 — A part of the Heath with a Hovel. Storm continues (93% in)

There are no more uses of "beseech" in King Lear.

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