But when I learned that Jane was married to Sidney Harman the founder of Harman Kardon, I begged for an introduction.
She begged hospital staff to let her keep the rods and screws.
In a hearing with UN leaders do discuss Ebola, one health worker in West Africa begged the commission for help.
As I begged them to sit down, I wondered if that would ever happen in my country.
I wanted to be downstairs and I begged to play the cook as I did in Gosford Park.
She begged of him to command his brother Pluto to return her daughter to her.
She begged his pardon, but could those really be the boys names?
I then asked him why he prayed and begged, if he did not desire money.
And did she tell you that Mrs. Sloane Schuyler begged to have her presented?
He enclosed a shilling stamp for a reply by telegraph, and begged for urgency.
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.