to implore urgently:
They besought him to go at once.
to beg eagerly for; solicit.
to make urgent appeal:
Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail.
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An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) Robert S. Rait
Beyond John Galsworthy
The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2) Frederic G. Kenyon
Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
Retrospection and Introspection Mary Baker Eddy
The Rendezvous Ivan Turgenev
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verb -seeches, -seeching, -sought, -seeched
(transitive) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
to implore urgently: They besought him to go at once. to beg eagerly for; solicit. to make urgent appeal: Earnestly did I beseech, but to no avail. Historical Examples Rainbow Valley Lucy Maud Montgomery Floyd Grandon’s Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen Yekl Abraham Cahan The […]
to be fit for or worthy of; become: conduct that beseems a gentleman. to be suitable or fitting. Historical Examples A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang Kenilworth Sir Walter Scott The Leopard Woman Stewart Edward White Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII Various The Case of the Registered Letter Augusta Groner Tales of Destiny […]
to attack on all sides; assail; harass: to be beset by enemies; beset by difficulties. to surround; hem in: a village beset on all sides by dense forest. to set or place upon; bestud: a gold bracelet beset with jewels. Nautical. to surround (a vessel) by ice, so that control of the helm is lost. […]