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begging letter

noun
1.
a letter asking for money sent esp by a stranger to someone known to be rich
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  • I saw that they gave you some kind of a paper; a begging letter, probably.

    Dangerous Ground Lawrence L. Lynch
  • "No doubt a begging letter from some Leicester Square fellow," he thought.

    Sunrise William Black
  • Every day she thought that she would soon write that begging letter, until the day came when opportunity ceased.

    The Mormon Prophet Lily Dougall
  • It had the disgusting appearance of a begging letter, and indeed that was what it was.

    The Judge Rebecca West
  • If Walker had written me a begging letter, I should most likely have sent him the money.

    The Mistress of Shenstone Florence L. Barclay
  • An invitation, doubtless, or a begging letter he imagined, as he caught sight of the large square envelope.

    A Monk of Cruta E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I expect you will win again, for very likely it is a begging letter.

    Fantmas Pierre Souvestre
  • There is an ingenuity, a freshness and fertility of device about the begging letter which lifts it often to the realms of genius.

    Americans and Others Agnes Repplier
  • Yet in the following year we find him writing a begging letter to the same Piero de' Medici.

    Filippo Lippi Paul G. Konody

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