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to ask strongly or beg for something
  • Mary spoke hurriedly, saying the words that came first without knowing very well what they were, but saying them in a half-soothing half-beseeching tone, and rising as if to go away to Mr. Featherstone.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (30% in)
  • It was beautiful to see how Dorothea's eyes turned with wifely anxiety and beseeching to Mr. Casaubon: she would have lost some of her halo if she had been without that duteous preoccupation; and yet at the next moment the husband's sandy absorption of such nectar was too intolerable; and Will's longing to say damaging things about him was perhaps not the less tormenting because he felt the strongest reasons for restraining it.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (93% in)
  • "I beseech you to speak quite plainly," said Dorothea, in an imploring tone.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (66% in)
  • He started slightly on seeing her, and she looked up at him beseechingly, without speaking.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (**% in)
  • "No, dear, no!" said Dorothea, beseechingly, crushed by opposing fears.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (47% in)
  • "Grant me till to-morrow," said Dorothea, beseechingly.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (47% in)
  • If a princess in the days of enchantment had seen a four-footed creature from among those which live in herds come to her once and again with a human gaze which rested upon her with choice and beseeching, what would she think of in her journeying, what would she look for when the herds passed her?
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (4% in)
  • Raffles dead was the image that brought release, and indirectly he prayed for that way of release, beseeching that, if it were possible, the rest of his days here below might be freed from the threat of an ignominy which would break him utterly as an instrument of God's service.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (75% in)
  • "I beseech you to tell me how everything was," said Dorothea, fearlessly.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (30% in)
  • In that hour she repeated what the merciful eyes of solitude have looked on for ages in the spiritual struggles of man—she besought hardness and coldness and aching weariness to bring her relief from the mysterious incorporeal might of her anguish: she lay on the bare floor and let the night grow cold around her; while her grand woman's frame was shaken by sobs as if she had been a despairing child.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (55% in)

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