cry (v.)
beg, entreat, implore
1H6 V.iv.53[Pucelle to Richard, of herself] Whose maiden blood ... / Will cry for vengeance at the gates of heaven
AYL III.v.61[Rosalind as Ganymede to Phebe, of Silvius] Cry the man mercy
KL III.ii.58[Lear as if to a criminal addressing the storm] cry / These dreadful summoners grace
LC.42[] Or monarch's hands that lets not bounty fall / Where want cries some, but where excess begs all
Oth I.iii.273[Duke to Othello] Th'affair cries haste, / And speed must answer it
R3 V.iii.225[Richmond to Lords, of himself] Cry mercy, lords ... / That you have ta'en a tardy sluggard here
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