Usage examples for bespeak

  1. How difficult it would be we had certainly no idea, or the book would never have been begun, and now that it is finished I would bespeak the reader's sympathies, on Mr. Plomer's behalf, that its inevitable shortcomings may be the more generously forgiven. – A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898 by Henry R. Plomer
  2. The nature, quality, and extent of those performances bespeak producing powers both different from and greater than such a girl possessed; bespeak just such powers as departed spirits are now putting forth all around us through living human forms. – Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism by Allen Putnam
  3. The improvements and condition of the domain bespeak thrift, industry and practical skill. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  4. I only troubled you with this last domestic incident, he resumed, to bespeak your indulgence for Penrose. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  5. The darkness, the gorse, the downs, the specks of light, seemed only to bespeak him. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  6. " I sometimes suspect," said Harcourt, " that the world never believes these fellows to be as ill- natured as then- tongues bespeak them." – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever
  7. " No. I think, too, he wished to bespeak for her a brother's care, now and always. – Eunice by Margaret Murray Robertson
  8. Dick True was in the brotherhood also, and never came home for his vacations without bringing with him " some fellow who needed a taste of love," and the overgrown boys would glory in their strength as they lifted Miss Diana from the carriage after a delightful drive, and learn a strange gentleness as they were unconsciously trained in the little deeds of chivalry which bespeak a true man. –  by
  9. He is tall, approaching to six feet, slender, and his gait and manner, bespeak liveliness and activity. – A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Watkin Tench
  10. But somehow I don't quite dare bespeak you on such short acquaintance. – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells
  11. This in itself was enough to bespeak his sympathy. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  12. Well- I have no time for writing any more- and this is only a note of business to bespeak your thoughts about the steamers. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  13. Frederick gave his hand to the young officer, who pressed it warmly to his lips; then turning to the queen- mother, he said: " Madame, I know that this young man has been commended to you, allow me also to bespeak your favor in his behalf; will your majesty have the grace to instruct him in all the qualities which should adorn a noble cavalier? – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  14. They are of great importance; they may, very probably, be re- asked of you under more solemn circumstances; and I have to bespeak, not alone all your accuracy for the replies, but that you may be able, if asked, to state the manner and even the words in which I now address you. – The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) by Charles James Lever
  15. Your Committee, on reading the paper delivered in by Mr. Scott as a translation, perceive it to be written in a style which they conceived was little to be expected in a faithful translation from a Persian original, being full of quaint terms and idiomatic phrases, which strongly bespeak English habits in the way of thinking, and of English peculiarities and affectations in the expression. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  16. I had traveled sufficiently in Spain to find out that a bed, after all, is not an article of indispensable necessity, and was about to bespeak some quiet corner where I might spread my cloak, when fortunately the landlord's wife came forth. – The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II) by Washington Irving
  17. They bespeak more than concerns the interests of our country. – Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  18. Her eyes, large, dark, and blue,- true Irish eyes, that bespeak her father's race,- shine with a steady clearness. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  19. His deliberate, dignified ways, and his bright uniform of red, white, and steel- blue, bespeak him an officer of rank. – Wake-Robin by John Burroughs
  20. This pathway, though, does not bespeak much care. – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever