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

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 1 Jul. 2022.

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