Word of the Day: beseech

Word of the Day: beseech

: ask for or request earnestly


The word beseech has appeared in seven articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Jan. 26 in the obituary “Harthorne Wingo, 1970s Knick With Much-Chanted Name, Dies at 73” by Richard Sandomir:

Any discussion of Harthorne Wingo, a popular reserve for the New York Knicks in the 1970s, usually starts with his name. His first name was Harthorne — not Hawthorne, as it was often misspelled.

As for his surname, fans would chant it (“Wing-o!, Wing-o!”) at Madison Square Garden to beseech Knicks Coach Red Holzman to put him into the game.

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