beseeching

adjective
be·​seech·​ing | \ bi-ˈsē-chiŋ How to pronounce beseeching (audio) , bē- \

Definition of beseeching

: expressing or marked by earnest pleading or entreaty The wretched young man arose, and with a last beseeching glance at us walked from the room.— Arthur Conan Doyle

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Other Words from beseeching

beseechingly adverb
The children wept, and Nana ran to him beseechingly, but he waved her back. — J. M. Barrie

First Known Use of beseeching

1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beseeching was in 1704

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“Beseeching.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beseeching. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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