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It would be sweet if this entry also included the interjection use (somewhat dated), as in "Pray, tell me, what's the time?"

I, also, expected that to be there. However, I only use the meaning in a sort of mocking way: for example, if I point out that what someone has said is stupid, and they say, "I didn't mean that" I would reply, "Well then what, pray, did you mean?". Kind of annoys people :P-- 18:18, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


I find it strange that the given antonym is "curse" (actually, I find it strange that there is any antonym listed at all). At "curse", the antonym "bless" is listed, which is more correct. Niquesse90 (talk) 10:58, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I agree and have removed it. Equinox 11:03, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

The obsolete sense[edit]

The two usages (Spenser and Shakespeare) seem a bit different in terms of what sort of grammatical object they take. Equinox 20:17, 18 December 2016 (UTC)