One counselor asked her to get on her knees during a therapy session, Robison said, and “beg his pardon for whatever I had done.”
Well has it been said by one that Negroes too often buy what they want and beg for what they need.
As Timm put it: "We shouldn't have to beg for companies to respect our privacy."
As word spread about what Robinson was doing at Grambling, young players wrote him to beg for a chance.
Some people tried to beg the authorities not to leave: “The Muslim Brotherhood is coming, please protect us!”
We may have to ride for our lives; so I managed to beg a feed of mealies apiece for them.
For myself I beg your tolerance, your countenance and your united aid.
In the event of his doing so, I should beg him to come direct to our house.
"I beg your pardon—I meant to the professionals," interrupted Hester.
Otherwise we would not have been obliged to put in here and beg you for food and lodging.
c.1200, perhaps from Old English bedecian "to beg," from Proto-Germanic *beth-; or possibly from Anglo-French begger, from Old French begart (see beggar). The Old English word for "beg" was wædlian, from wædl "poverty." Of trained dogs, 1816.
As a courteous mode of asking (beg pardon, etc.), first attested c.1600. To beg the question translates Latin petitio principii, and means "to assume something that hasn't been proven as a basis of one's argument," thus "asking" one's opponent to give something unearned, though more of the nature of taking it for granted without warrant.
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.