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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beg  \Beg\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Begged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Begging}.]  [OE.  beggen,  perh.  fr  AS  bedecian  (akin  to 
  Goth.  bedagwa  beggar),  biddan  to  ask  (Cf.  {Bid},  v.  t.);  or 
  cf  beghard,  beguin.] 
  1.  To  ask  earnestly  for  to  entreat  or  supplicate  for  to 
  beseech. 
 
  I  do  beg  your  good  will  in  this  case.  --Shak. 
 
  [Joseph]  begged  the  body  of  Jesus.  --Matt.  xxvii. 
  58. 
 
  Note:  Sometimes  implying  deferential  and  respectful,  rather 
  than  earnest,  asking;  as  I  beg  your  pardon;  I  beg 
  leave  to  disagree  with  you 
 
  2.  To  ask  for  as  a  charity,  esp.  to  ask  for  habitually  or 
  from  house  to  house. 
 
  Yet  have  I  not  seen  the  righteous  forsaken,  nor  his 
  seed  begging  bread.  --Ps.  xxxvii 
  25. 
 
  3.  To  make  petition  to  to  entreat;  as  to  beg  a  person  to 
  grant  a  favor. 
 
  4.  To  take  for  granted;  to  assume  without  proof. 




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