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used in The Mill on the Floss

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to ask strongly or beg for something
  • I think it was that her eyes were full of unsatisfied intelligence, and unsatisfied beseeching affection.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (46% in)
  • Not that Mrs. Tulliver's feeble beseeching could have had this feather's weight in virtue of her single personality; but whenever she departed from entire assent to her husband, he saw in her the representative of the Dodson family; and it was a guiding principle with Mr. Tulliver to let the Dodsons know that they were not to domineer over him, or—more specifically—that a male Tulliver was far more than equal to four female Dodsons, even though one of them was Mrs. Glegg.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (73% in)
  • "I wish it could be managed so as my teapot and chany and the best castors needn't be put up for sale," said poor Mrs. Tulliver, beseechingly, "and the sugar-tongs the first things ever I bought."
    3.3 -- Book 3 Chapter 3 -- The Family Council (20% in)
  • But her eyes met Philip's, which were in this moment liquid and beautiful with beseeching love.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (55% in)
  • "And you will like Maggie, sha'n't you?" she added, in a beseeching tone.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- First Impressions (80% in)
  • "Good-bye," said Stephen, in a tone that had the same beseeching discontent as his eyes.
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (82% in)
  • Was it possible to quarrel with a creature who had such eyes,—defying and deprecating, contradicting and clinging, imperious and beseeching,— full of delicious opposites?
    6.6 -- Book 6 Chapter 6 -- Illustrating the Laws of Attraction (98% in)
  • Could she refuse sometimes to answer that beseeching look which she felt to be following her like a low murmur of love and pain?
    6.13 -- Book 6 Chapter 13 -- Borne Along by the Tide (16% in)
  • "Now, dearest," he added, turning toward her with a look that was half beseeching, "the worst part of your fatigue is over.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (31% in)
  • "Remember what you felt weeks ago," she began, with beseeching earnestness; "remember what we both felt,—that we owed ourselves to others, and must conquer every inclination which could make us false to that debt.
    6.14 -- Book 6 Chapter 14 -- Waking (48% in)

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