[ UK /bˈɛɡɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈbɛɡɪŋ/ ]
  1. a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
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How To Use begging In A Sentence

  • There are but three ways of living: by working, by stealing, or by begging
  • For the last five years, he's been a fixture on Houston street corners begging for money, a life Edwards describes as dehumanizing and empty. CNN Transcript Mar 29, 2009
  • Most often, this implies a life on city streets begging, panhandling, petty theft, and using charity and soup kitchens close to the drug source.
  • There was no water to drink or wash in and children were begging, dressed in filthy rags.
  • The blame rests with successive weak and myopic Cong govts whose stupid policies destroyed the economy, leaving India pauperized, unable to help anyone as she herself was abegging for aid. India vs China SnapShot
  • I knew that if I didn't say no straight away he would browbeat me into saying yes, or make me feel so guilty that I'd be practically begging him to stay.
  • I don't want to sound like a begging, grovelling idiot, but I am genuinely in pain knowing that I cant go.
  • A poor man came to the house this morning, begging for food.
  • Then they would have to come begging back. Times, Sunday Times
  • The night before, a German shepherd mongrel had come into the bar begging for potato chips.
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