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- adj. begging, humbly beseeching, imploring
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing supplication; humble; earnest.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing supplication, or humble petition; submissive; humble.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. humbly entreating
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As always, to disarm hostile situations, many make their voices supplicatory and call each other cheri.
A major drawback of this arrangement was that business was primarily in a supplicatory position and unable to engage freely in open and forthright public debate about policy issues.
The resignation of the MP is compelled by a legally binding "requisition" - not a supplicatory "petition" - which starts with words along these line::
Several women are known to have composed one or more of the surviving supplicatory prayers (tkhines).
“You are certain of this?” said Oscar, leaning forward, with supplicatory hands outstretched.
As the modern fleet's crew chant the supplicatory hymns of the original voyagers, excerpts from the admiral's journal suggest their mood swings.
The voice will not be raised like in the streets, and a clear tone will be maintained for the homily, but a quiet and supplicatory one for the prayers, solemn if in song.
But merely to broach the possibility, Mr. Murphy found in his travels, required him to participate in "le minuet," an intricate supplicatory dance with a town mayor or local official.
Here, the old gentleman was seized with a violent fit of coughing, which, being terminated, he nodded his head and winked and made several supplicatory and threatening gestures to his son, all of which Sam Weller steadily abstained from seeing.
She besought him, more pathetically and earnestly, with her little supplicatory hand, than she could have done in any words.