Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of supplicating or entreating; humble and earnest petition or prayer.
- n. Petition; earnest or humble request.
- n. In ancient Rome, a solemnization, or ceremonial address to the gods, decreed either on occasions of victory or in times of public danger or distress.
- n. In the Roman Catholic and Anglican litanies, one of the petitions containing a request to God for some special benefit, as distinguished from invocations and prayers for deliverance from evil (deprecations and obsecrations). In its wider sense the word includes the intercessions; in a narrower sense it excludes these, and is applied by some especially to that part of the Anglican litany which begins with the Lord's Prayer.
- n. Synonyms and Suit, Entreaty, etc. See prayer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of supplicating; humble and earnest prayer, as in worship.
- n. A humble petition; an earnest request; an entreaty.
- n. (Rom. Antiq.) A religious solemnity observed in consequence of some military success, and also, in times of distress and danger, to avert the anger of the gods.
- n. a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
- n. a humble request for help from someone in authority
- n. the act of communicating with a deity (especially as a petition or in adoration or contrition or thanksgiving)
- From Old French supplication, from Latin supplicatio, from supplicare ‘to supplicate’. (Wiktionary)
“If O felt he HAD to meet with these slimeballs, he at least should have made them come to him, rather than vice versa; this looks too much like he is in supplication and that Will and the other evil ones are “receiving” him. gross.”
“Villagers scramble towards the aircraft, arms aloft in supplication and eyes scrunched against the tornado whipped up by the rotor blades.”
“The child was holding out one palm in supplication and using the other to touch the saints cheek.”
“Hasan took patience and humbled himself in supplication before”
“Then Bulukiya lifted up his voice in supplication to Allah, saying, ‘O Lord, send me thy messenger Gabriel, the Faithful One, to open for me this gate that I may see what be therein;’ and the Almighty gave ear unto his prayer and commanded the Archangel to descend to earth and open to him the gate of the Meeting-place of the Two Seas.”
“Moreover, he vowed many vows to the Living, the Eternal; and visited the pious and was constant in supplication to the Most Highest, till He gave ear to him and accepted his prayer and took pity on his straining and complaining; so that, before many days were past, he knew carnally one of his women and she conceived by him the same night.”
“The man dropped to his knees - not in supplication as Perryl had moments ago, but in prostration.”
“It was a room, a young person's room (untidy, chaotic, littered with music warez and cheap slipchip films from Quiapo), and on the leftmost side, slightly distorted, was a veiled person, hands stretched out above as if in supplication, face contorted by a sorrow no one understood.”
“Around them, strewn at their feet as if in supplication, are the forty-two other surviving soldiers, moaning and groaning in varied expressions of anguish.”
“And then she stood upright and stretched her hands towards the water and said again, less in supplication than command:”
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