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A person who asks someone urgently and fervently to do or give something.
- ‘Voter and beseecher chatted amiably for a few more minutes before he retreated back inside, and she moved on to the next house.’
- ‘The minister's work and office is not only to be a teacher, but a beseecher.’
- ‘I am no longer the beseecher, but the receiver.’
- ‘Petitions, including those for cures of illness, will seemingly be granted or not according to the whim of circumstance and possibly the beseecher's own subsequent actions.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.