bespeak (v.), past forms bespake, bespoke Old form(s): bespeake
ask for, order, request
1H4 I.ii.128[Poins to Prince Hal and Falstaff] I have bespoke supper tomorrow night in Eastcheap
CE III.ii.179[Antipholus of Syracuse to Angelo, of the chain] I bespoke it not
CE IV.iii.61[Dromio of Syracuse to Antipholus of Syracuse] expect spoonmeat, or bespeak a long spoon
CE IV.iv.134[Adriana to Officer, of Antipholus of Ephesus] He did bespeak a chain for me
MV III.i.116[Shylock to Tubal] fee me an officer; bespeak him a fortnight before
TN III.iii.41[Antonio to Sebastian] I will bespeak our diet
TS IV.iii.63[Haberdasher to Petruchio] Here is the cap your worship did bespeak
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