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Related to bespeaks: befuddlement, bothering
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Of the Great Bespeak for Miss Snevellicci, and the first Appearance of Nicholas upon any Stage
Throughout an enormously large proportion of the ocean, the bright blue tint of the water bespeaks its purity.
She lays out no false hopes: a heavy north-western gale, with steady rain, bespeaks the rising year.
She seems a most valuable woman indeed--Her house, her style of living, all bespeak an exceeding good income; and it is an acquaintance that has not only been of great use to you hitherto, but in the end may prove materially advantageous.
She had already unclasped two costly bracelets and a collar, which she hastened to proffer to the supposed outlaw, concluding naturally that to gratify his avarice was to bespeak his favour.
The second way is for my lawyer to make my cause appear as unjust as he can, by allowing the cow to belong to my adversary: and this, if it be skilfully done, will certainly bespeak the favour of the bench.
We bespeak your indulgence, you understand, as young performers; we bespeak your indulgence.