Examples of beseech in a Sentence
parishioners ardently beseeched the local bishop not to close their beloved church
Recent Examples of beseech from the Web
Sanders, who will turn 79 before the next election, was beseeching people not to wait on him to save them.
Like Jouett before him, Hudson beseeched Jefferson to leave.
In addition, high-profile environmental groups across the political spectrum—including the Sierra Club, 350.org, and Catholic Climate Commitment—have all beseeched Trump to stick in the agreement.
Norwood’s hour-and-a-half speech had the passionate feel of a trial lawyer beseeching a jury.
Mr. Baroni, Gov. Chris Christie’s top appointee at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge, beseeched Mr. Foye, the agency’s executive director, to reclose the lanes.
Now in Theaters Synopsis: Russell Crowe stars as investigative reporter Cal McAffrey, beseeched by a congressman pal (Ben Affleck) to look into the death of his research assistant/mistress.
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Origin and Etymology of beseech
Middle English besechen, from be- + sechen to seek
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of beseech
BESEECH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of beseech for English Language Learners
: to beg (someone) for something : to ask (someone) in a serious and emotional way to do something
BESEECH Defined for Kids
Definition of beseech for Students
: to ask in a serious and emotional way We beseeched the king to let him live.
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