from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Asking humbly and earnestly; beseeching.
- n. A supplicant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Entreating with humility.
- n. One who pleads or requests earnestly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating.
- adj. Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication.
- n. One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Supplicating; entreating; beseeching; humbly soliciting.
- Expressive of humble supplication.
- n. A humble petitioner; one who asks or entreats in a supplicating manner.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. humbly entreating
- n. one praying humbly for something
Sadness converges into "Sweet," and the plaintive note of longing in the voice of the suppliant is inseparable from the persistent imperative in the reiterated "Be thou."
To make the man a suppliant is the delight of her soul.
He said he hoped that the young candidate, if elected, would treat the liquor men fairly, to which the "suppliant" replied that he intended to treat all interests fairly.
The Moorish girl advanced, creeping on her knees, her two hands still extended towards Meroë, who, full of pity, leaned towards the suppliant, meaning to raise her up.
He does not come ostentatiously and with anger, but is incarnate through Mary, whose suppliant obedience also demonstrates meekness in a relatively obscure village.
And now, and for the first time, he was a suppliant, tender and timid and doubting.
On the contrary, he was masterful in whatever he did, but he had a trick of whimsical wheedling that Dede found harder to resist than the pleas of a suppliant lover.
Almost certainly slightly distasteful in its depiction of women as cruel and cold and yet somehow entirely focused on the formal humiliation of the suppliant male.
O almighty and everlasting God, Who in the abundance of Thy loving-kindness art wont to go beyond both the merits and prayers of Thy suppliant people, pour down upon us Thy mercy: that Thou mayest forgive us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and grant us what our prayer does not dare to ask.
And this same Logos is continually a suppliant to the immortal God on behalf of the mortal race, which is exposed to affliction and misery; and is also the ambassador sent by the Ruler of all, to the subject race.
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