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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beggary, begging, mendicancynoun

    a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Begging

    of Beg

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  1. Begging

    Begging is the practice of imploring others to grant a favor, often a gift of money, with little or no expectation of reciprocation. Beggars may be found in public places such as transport routes, urban parks, and near busy markets. Besides money, they may also ask for cigarettes or other small items. According to a study in the journal of the Canadian Medical Association, " [of beggars] stated that they would prefer a minimum-wage job, typically citing a desire for a 'steady income' or 'getting off the street.' However, many felt they could not handle conventional jobs because of mental illness, physical disability or lack of skills."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of begging in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of begging in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of begging in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Gustavo Veloso:

    When he arrived at the medical unit his oxygenation was already very low, he called my mother crying desperately and begging' don't leave me alone, don't let me die.' It was the last contact we had with him.

  2. Daria Kaleniuk:

    Ukraine is now been executed by Russia for deciding to be free and for believing in democracy and rule of law, and now, when we are begging America to give us protection of our skies to prevent deaths of millions of civilians.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I don't know what happened to him, you can see how loyal he is. He was begging for my endorsement. I could have said Mitt 'drop to your knees.' He would have dropped to his knees.

  4. Don Nicholas:

    Women were like, 'Take us in, we'll have sex with you. Here's gold. I have this money, here's jewels. Please just let me in!' within 48 hours, that's all I heard. People begging.

  5. Gigi Sohn:

    The FCC is powerless. All they have is the chairman picking up the phone and begging [internet service providers] to do something good, but theres no way that they could actually enforce it.

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