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Beseech (impf. “beseeched,” Hml. III, 1, 22. partic. “beseeched,” Compl. 207), to entreat, to ask; 1) with an accus. denoting the person applied to: “I heartily b. thee,” Ven. 404. Tp. II, 1, 100. III, 1, 34. III, 2, 72. III, 3, 106. Gentl. II, 4, 100. V, 4, 149. Wiv. I, 1, 72. I, 4, 79. III, 2, 80. Meas. II, 1, 126. II, 2, 35. II, 4, 39. IV, 3, 60. IV, 4, 17. V, 520. Err. V, 251. Ado III, 3, 100. V, 1, 315. LLL I, 1, 232. IV, 2, 94. IV, 3, 193. V, 1, 103. V, 1, 103 Mids. III, 1, 194. Merch. IV, 1, 243. H6B I, 3, 198. H6C II, 3, 38. R3 I, 1, 84. I, 2, 218. I, 3, 25. H8 IV, 2, 135. Caes. II, 4, 30. Hml. III, 1, 22 etc. etc. “I shall b. your highness,” All's II, 3, 113. “I b. your grace that I may know the worst,” Mids. I, 1, 62. “I b. you a word,” LLL II, 197. Very often without the pronoun I: “b. you,” Tp. I, 2, 473. II, 1, 1. Wint. I, 1, 11. II, 1, 112. II, 1, 112 Cor. III, 1, 149. Cymb. I, 1, 153. III, 5, 38 etc. cf. I.
2) to b. one of sth.: “I humbly do b. you of your pardon,” Oth. III, 3, 212.
3) to b. something: “their kind acceptance weepingly beseeched,” Compl. 207. “I b. your worship's pardon,” Mids. III, 1, 183. “I b. your society,” LLL IV, 2, 166. b. “listening,” Shr. IV, 1, 68. “I b. your pardon,” Lr. I, 4, 90. “b. your patience,” Cymb. I, 1, 153.
4) absolutely: “have patience, I b.” Err. IV, 2, 16. “I earnestly b.” Ant. II, 2, 23. “O, no, no. Yes, I b.” Cymb. I, 6, 200.
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