|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|to steal or take dishonestly (money, esp. public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.|
|—vb (when intr|
|1.||to solicit (for money, food, etc), esp in the street|
|2.||to ask (someone) for (something or leave to do something) formally, humbly, or earnestly: I beg forgiveness; I beg to differ|
|3.||(intr) (of a dog) to sit up with forepaws raised expectantly|
|4.||to leave unanswered or unresolved: to beg a point|
|5.||beg the question|
|a. to evade the issue|
|b. to assume the thing under examination as proved|
|c. to suggest that a question needs to be asked: the firm's success begs the question: why aren't more companies doing the same?|
|6.||go begging, go a-begging to be unwanted or unused|
|usage The use of beg the question to mean that a question needs to be asked is considered by some people to be incorrect|
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That the poor existed among the Hebrews we have abundant evidence (Ex. 23:11; Deut. 15:11), but there is no mention of beggars properly so called in the Old Testament. The poor were provided for by the law of Moses (Lev. 19:10; Deut. 12:12; 14:29). It is predicted of the seed of the wicked that they shall be beggars (Ps. 37:25; 109:10). In the New Testament we find not seldom mention made of beggars (Mark 10:46; Luke 16:20, 21; Acts 3:2), yet there is no mention of such a class as vagrant beggars, so numerous in the East. "Beggarly," in Gal. 4:9, means worthless.
title among Turkish peoples traditionally given to rulers of small tribal groups, to members of ruling families, and to important officials. Under the Ottoman Empire a bey was the governor of a province, distinguished by his own flag (sancak, liwa). In Tunis after 1705 the title become hereditary for the country's sovereign. Later "bey" became a general title of respect in Turkish and Arab countries, added after a personal name and equivalent to "esquire" (or "sir" in conversation) in English. In the 20th-century Turkish republic, bey, though surviving in polite conversation, was replaced by bay before the name (equivalent to "Mr.").
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