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Definition of pray adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pray

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//preɪ//
 
(old use or )
 
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(ironic) used to mean “please” when you are asking a question or telling someone to do something What, pray, is the meaning of this? Pray continue.
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