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  • v  call upon in supplication; entreat
    I beg you to stop!
  • v  make a solicitation or entreaty for something; request urgently or persistently
  • v  ask to obtain free
    beg money and food
  • v  dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
    beg the question
    beg the point in the discussion

  • I'd settle for a pageant of public shaming, in which the scoundrels must beg forgiveness and make amends; we'd claw back those bonuses, foreclose on their castles, auction their .
  • He is too proud to beg.
  • To beg my parents to take me to a French film, and then, coming home, to beg them to leave my bedroom door open and the hall light on, just shows you how pretentious and naive an 11 .
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  • Pope Benedict XVI in The Associated Press
    We too insistently beg forgiveness from God and from the persons involved, while promising to do everything possible to ensure that such abuse will never occur again,Benedict said.
  • Mahmoud Abbas in Forbes
    Neither we nor you must beg for peace from the other,Abbas said. "It is a joint interest for us and you. Peace and freedom is a right for us, just as peace and security is a right for you and us."
  • Larry Stewart in Washington Post
    Stewart said he offered the simple gifts of cash every year because it was something people didn't have to "beg for, get in line for, or apply for."

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