bespeak

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Synonyms for bespeak

Synonyms for bespeak

to give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of

to cause to be set aside, as for one's use, in advance

to talk to an audience formally

Synonyms for bespeak

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By- the-bye, I've been thinking of bringing out that piece of yours on her bespeak night.
Her benefit night, when her friends and patrons bespeak the play,' said Mr Crummles.
The first thing he did, therefore, when aboard the boat at Boulogne, was to bespeak a private cabin.
HONORED MISS--I take up my pen to bespeak your kind sympathy for my husband and myself; two old people thrown on the world again by the death of our excellent master.
I bespeak the privilege, then, of enlightening him in jurisprudence, Biedenbach cried.
The clock had now struck five when Jones awaked from a nap of seven hours, so much refreshed, and in such perfect health and spirits, that he resolved to get up and dress himself; for which purpose he unlocked his portmanteau, and took out clean linen, and a suit of cloaths; but first he slipt on a frock, and went down into the kitchen to bespeak something that might pacify certain tumults he found rising within his stomach.
She wished him every happiness in his married life, and, asking his permission to offer her remembrances to Lady Jane (of whose goodness all the world informed her), she hoped that one day she might be allowed to present her little boy to his uncle and aunt, and begged to bespeak for him their good-will and protection.
said the doctor, shaking his forefinger with great solemnity of manner, and tapping the bridge of his nose with it, to bespeak the exercise of that worthy's utmost acuteness.
Humm, holding up his hand in a deprecatory manner, to bespeak the silence of such of the stout old ladies as were yet a line or two behind; 'my friends, a delegate from the Dorking Branch of our society, Brother Stiggins, attends below.