from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a supplicating manner; as a suppliant.


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  • "Permit me to crawl suppliantly to him, proposing myself for his pleasures, " she whispered, frightened.

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  • See looked suppliantly towards her lover, as though beseeching him to carry on the fight for her.

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  • But perverse is that boasting with which she glories over her sister, when she ought rather suppliantly to have implored forgiveness.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • He thus modestly and suppliantly asks them to consent to the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah: should he meet with a repulse from them, he says, he will go either to the right hand or to the left; that is, he will look around elsewhere.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • And although he was already grievously injured by the besieging of his house; he yet endeavors, by gentle words, to soothe ferocious minds, while he suppliantly entreats them to lay aside their wickedness, and addresses them by the title of brethren.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • If human minds cannot reach these depths, let them rather suppliantly adore the mysteries they do not comprehend, than, as vessels of clay, proudly exalt themselves against their Maker.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Joseph; yet the context shows that nothing was farther from their minds than to terrify, by their boldness, the man whose compassion they suppliantly implore.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • For Jacob was so far from having obtained dominion over his brother, that on his return from Padan-aram, he suppliantly tendered him his obedience; and the breaking off of the yoke which Isaac here mentions, is referred to a very remote period.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Although Jacob knew that a dispensation of the grace of God was committed to him, in order that he might effectually bless his grandchildren; yet he arrogates nothing to himself, but suppliantly resorts to prayer, lest he should, in the least degree, detract from the glory of God.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Judah suppliantly asks that leave may be given him to speak, because his narrative was about to be prolix.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2


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