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beseech | beseechingly

beseech beseechingly
ask eagerly and anxiously
  • How to Memorize
    • beseech - beg
  • Analysis

    To ‘beseech’ means to plead with somebody for something that you want or need urgently. It implies a deeply held anxiety and tends to be expressed with the hope that your apparent desperation will convince the requestee to agree to your plea. It is mostly used as a more formal and dignified version of ‘beg’.

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  • Example(s)
    1. Our enterprise was being badly hampered by red tape, so I went to the local council to beseech them to remove some of the obstacles in our way.

    2. Jane didn’t say anything, but I could see that her eyes were beseeching me to come to her aid.

    3. I could see that David was ruining his life with alcohol, so I beseeched him to get help before it was too late.