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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

... reverenced rivers and fountains; but, above all people in the world, the Egyptians held them in the highest honour, and esteemed them as divine. Julius Firmicus gives the same account of them. [578]AEgyptii aquae beneficium percipientes aquam colunt, aquis supplicant. From hence the custom passed westward to Greece, Italy, and the extremities of Europe. In proof of which the following inscription is to be ...
— A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. • Jacob Bryant

... which withhold men from gratifying lawless passion. The events of the King's life had also favoured his reception of this Epicurean doctrine. He saw himself, with the highest claims to sympathy and assistance, coldly treated by the Courts which he visited, rather as a permitted supplicant, than an exiled Monarch. He beheld his own rights and claims treated with scorn and indifference; and, in the same proportion, he was reconciled to the hard-hearted and selfish course of dissipation, which promised him immediate indulgence. If this was obtained at the expense of the happiness ...
— Woodstock; or, The Cavalier • Sir Walter Scott

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

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