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 (prĭth′ē, prĭth′ē)
interj. Archaic
Used to express a polite request.

[Alteration of (I) pray thee.]


archaic pray thee; please
[C16: shortened from I pray thee]


(ˈprɪð i)

interj. Archaic.
(I) pray thee.
[1570–80; by shortening and alter.]


(archaic) [ˈprɪðiː] EXCLle ruego


interj (obs)bitte
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1-5) I prithee, clear-voiced Muse, daughter of mighty Zeus, sing of the mother of all gods and men.
But, prithee, without troubling me with any of your impertinence, do tell me what I can have for supper; for, though I cannot eat horse-flesh, I am really hungry.
Then prithee, my good friend, said I, do write a preface for me; for here I have been hammering my pericranium and biting my nails these two hours, without being able to beat out a single sentence, either introductory or prefatory.
She utilizes a Machiavellian rhetoric when addressing him, even when merely whispering "I prithee now, my son: go to them, be with them, say to them.
They appeal to the heart with the tender courtesy of King Lear's self-address, "Break, heart, I prithee break.
Prithee, thou Staff for a which the or not question.
Sep 23-Oct 23 LIBRA AS Shakespeare once said:"Take my gold and my silken doublet, but prithee don't touch the face, my beautiful face.
Therefore in my presence still smile dear my sweet I prithee.
I thought heatwave was one of those words no longer used in the English language, like forsooth, prithee, and Arsenal trophy room, but that's exactly what the Met Office are forecasting Ladbrokes have slashed the odds for the July record of 36.
I prithee, let us sit upon the ground and tell sad stories of the death of kings.
These may be of a general nature, such as mayhap or prithee (http://www.
Please, I prithee, telly, keep your blundering clumsy hands off these songs.