The sons of the Achaeans shared it duly among themselves, and chose lovely Chryseis as the meed of Agamemnon; but Chryses, priest of Apollo, came to the ships of the Achaeans to free his daughter, and brought with him a great ransom: moreover he bore in his hand the sceptre of Apollo, wreathed with a suppliant's wreath, and he besought the Achaeans, but most of all the two sons of Atreus who were their chiefs.
She sat herself down before him, and with her left hand seized his knees, while with her right she caught him under the chin, and besought him, saying:--
Jove sat for a while silent, and without a word, but Thetis still kept firm hold of his knees, and besought him a second time.
Guided by this consideration, I turned to Mow-Mow, the only chief present whom I had been much in the habit of seeing, and carefully concealing, my real design, tried to make him comprehend that I still believed Toby to have arrived on the shore, and besought
him to allow me to go forward to welcome him.
Forgive me," she besought
him, "for I am old, and life is gray to friendless girls.
A WOODCHOPPER, who had dropped his axe into a deep pool, besought
Mercury to recover it for him.
Not until I have besought
you, with all the earnestness and fervour by which I am animated,' cried Nicholas, 'to postpone this marriage for one short week.
THERE was given to me a thorn in the flesh - I besought
the Lord thrice that it might depart.
Back in the New Testament, there is also the related verb "Heterodidaskein" ("To Teach Other Things"), twice in the same text: "I besought
thee that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine" and "If any man teach otherwise and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the doctrine which is according to Godliness" (I Timothy 1.
In a letter to Tacitus, he would plaintively admit, "Many besought
the aid of the gods, but still more imagined that there were no gods left.
So we fasted and besought
our God for this; and he was entreated of us.
St Paul besought
God to remove his `thorn in the flesh'.