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Pray meaning

pray - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. See Pry.
  2. 2. To make request with earnestness or zeal, as for something desired; to make entreaty or supplication; to offer prayer to a deity or divine being as a religious act; specifically, to address the Supreme Being with adoration, confession, supplication, and thanksgiving.
  3. 3. To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech.
  4. 4. To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for.
  5. 5. To effect or accomplish by praying; as, to pray a soul out of purgatory.
  6. 6. To ask earnestly; supplicate; entreat God.

pray - examples of usage

  1. Pray apply yourself as you used to do; I shall not take it ill from you in the least." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Or did they just pray all the time? - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " Then, we must think and pray, child, that we may know how to do what he wanted us to do. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
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