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sue (v.)
beg, plead, beseech
3H6 III.ii.61[Edward to Lady Grey] What love, thinkest thou, I sue so much to get?
AC I.iii.33[Cleopatra to Antony] When you sued staying, / Then was the time for words [i.e. begged to stay]
AW II.i.62[King to Lafew] I'll sue thee to stand up
KL I.i.29[Kent to Edmund] I must love you and sue to know you better
LLL V.ii.427[Rosaline to Berowne] how can this be true, / That you stand forfeit, being those that sue?
MW II.ii.160[Ford as Brook to Falstaff, of desiring his acquaintance] I sue for yours
R3 IV.iv.94[Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] Who sues and kneels and says, 'God save the Queen'?
Tim III.v.95[Alcibiades to Senators] To sue and be denied such common grace
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