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Supplicant   /sˈəpləkənt/   Listen
Supplicant

adjective
1.
Humbly entreating.  Synonyms: suppliant, supplicatory.






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"Supplicant" Quotes from Famous Books



... me with sorrow and shame," I answered, "and had he not himself betrayed the secret, it never would have been known. It seemed too deep a humiliation for one whom I so much respected and revered, to bow a supplicant to me. You do not know how ...
— Ernest Linwood - or, The Inner Life of the Author • Caroline Lee Hentz

... touch on its ultimate phase. The penitential hymns of the later literature form a strong contrast to the magical incantations, which fill so much space in the Babylonian sacred literature. The confessions they contain are not very spiritual; the supplicant bewails his sufferings rather than his sins. Indeed, he rather infers from his sufferings that he has sinned, trodden, it may be, where he ought not to have trodden, or eaten what he should not have eaten, than confesses that ...
— History of Religion - A Sketch of Primitive Religious Beliefs and Practices, and of the Origin and Character of the Great Systems • Allan Menzies

... originally, it would appear, upon incidents in the history of the gods. The words which the god had spoken in connection with some lucky incident would, it was thought, prove effective now in bringing good luck to the human supplicant—that is to say, the magician hoped through repeating the words of the god to exercise the magic power of the god. It was even possible, with the aid of the magical observances, partly to balk fate ...
— A History of Science, Volume 1(of 5) • Henry Smith Williams

... Majesty came, and seeing the fakir so solemn and earnest in his devotions, he was afraid to rouse his anger, lest peradventure the displeasure of Heaven should descend on him, and so he placed his hands together in the attitude of a supplicant, and asked, "How did you get my ...
— Indian Fairy Tales • Collected by Joseph Jacobs



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



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