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Oxford dictionary definition of the word pray:
address a prayer to God or another deity:
the whole family are praying for Michael
wish or hope strongly for a particular outcome or situation:
after several days of rain, we were praying for sun
I prayed that James wouldn’t notice
formal or archaic
used as a preface to polite requests or instructions:
ladies and gentlemen, pray be seated
used as a way of adding ironic or sarcastic emphasis to a question:
and what, pray, was the purpose of that?
Middle English (in the sense ‘ask earnestly’): from Old French preier, from late Latin precare, alteration of Latin precari ‘entreat’