beseech beseech  /bi ˈsitʃ/


  • (v) ask for or request earnestly



  1. When big industrialists began to beseech Acting Governor Merriam to send troops into San Francisco, he replied that it would ruin him politically.
  2. In the prescribed daily prayers, a pious Muslim does not beseech God for favors, either material or spiritual, so much as for guidance and mercy.
  3. Hearken to it, I beseech you in all honor and respect, before the dread signal is given.


  • Alaskan idyll: A salmon bite on every cast

    Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the writer's first journey to Alaska, America's last frontier.You can't go to Alaska without fishing for wild fish in a wilderness setting, right?Lifetime trip, bucket list, indelible memories, I beseech my wife, trying to justify the fly-fishing guid...
    on August 25, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online


  1. "When one is incarcerated with 1,200 other inmates, it is hard to be selfish at Christmas," Stewart wrote from the federal prison in Alderson, W.Va. "I beseech you all to think about these women -- to encourage the American people to ask for...
    on Dec 23, 2004 By: Martha Stewart Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I beseech you not to leave any of that money on the table because if you do, that money will just go to other states, and Nevadans need it drastically," said Titus, who served for 15 years as state Senate minority leader. "This isn't a...
    on Apr 15, 2009 By: Dina Titus Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. Well, as Oliver Cromwell spoke to the Church of Scotland nearly 360 years ago, "I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possibly you may be mistaken."
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Oliver Cromwell Source: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

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