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.
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 Light of Scarthey Egerton Castle
When Patty Went to College Jean Webster
Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
The Emperor, Complete Georg Ebers
Madge Morton’s Victory Amy D.V. Chalmers
verb -seeches, -seeching, -sought, -seeched
(transitive) to ask (someone) earnestly (to do something or for something); beg
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. […]
Baal Shem-Tov. (Israel ben Eliezer”Besht”) c1700–60, Ukrainian teacher and religious leader: founder of the Hasidic movement of Judaism. Historical Examples An Ambitious Woman Edgar Fawcett History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Volume I (of 3) S. M. Dubnow History of the Jews in Russia and Poland, Volume I (of 3) S. M. Dubnow […]