He always had enough and was thankful for it, for I never yet knew wisdom to go begging or crying.
Or how could he be the richest of men who might even have to go begging, because he had not wherewithal to live?
I'll go begging, begging I mean, before I'll take it, I mean.
You have not bread to eat; and but for me you might go begging.
This is true philosophy; adapt your outlay to your income, and you will never be in trouble, or go begging for loans.
Of course you understand Rivers's is not likely to go begging for partners.
Of course the negro was not asked to go begging the white man from school district to school district to get his ballot.
In what land will they go begging, and where shall they seek an abode?
Yet this region does not need to go begging for jays, only they belong to different groups of the Garrulinæ subfamily.
She had turned from him once; was he to go begging to her feet now?
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.