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Supplicant   /sˈəpləkənt/   Listen

Someone who prays to God.  Synonym: prayer.
One praying humbly for something.  Synonyms: petitioner, requester, suppliant.

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"Supplicant" Quotes from Famous Books

... his dress, though sedulously rendered conforming to the etiquette of a ball-room, was worn and tarnished, and hung in folds about his emaciated person. Lady Bothwell was about to feel for her purse, expecting to get rid of the supplicant at the expense of a little money, but some fear of a mistake arrested her purpose. She therefore gave the man ...
— Waverley Volume XII • Sir Walter Scott

... on his supplicant. "Do you think I'd be blowing away here if I didn't want a supper myself? You'd better go on to ...
— Little Folks (November 1884) - A Magazine for the Young • Various

... make this request of you. [The Good Spirit filling the body of the supplicant with knowledge of secrets ...
— Seventh Annual Report • Various

... Mr Apjohn, in a voice that would have melted a hermit; and as he looked at Mr Fothergill, he pointed at the now distant sinner, who was dispensing his melted ambrosia at least ten heads upwards, away from the unfortunate supplicant. ...
— Doctor Thorne • Anthony Trollope

... delivered to the revolutionary tribunal, and fell by its sentence just four days before the overthrow of Robespierre. Eugene was come to request of Bonaparte, as general of the interior, that his father's sword might be restored to him. The prayer of the young supplicant was as interesting as his manners were engaging, and Napoleon felt so much interest in him, that he was induced to cultivate the acquaintance of Eugene's mother, afterwards ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, Supplementary Number, Issue 263, 1827 • Various

Words linked to "Supplicant" :   suppliant, solicitor, pleading, religious person, postulant, imploring, applicant, petitioner, canvasser, supplicatory, supplicate, beadsman, beseeching, applier, bedesman, besieger

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