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suppliant

noun sup·pli·ant \ ˈsə-plē-ənt \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Examples of suppliant in a Sentence

  1. didn't like being in the position of a suppliant, having to ask her parents to help her pay the rent on her apartment

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Origin and Etymology of suppliant

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from present participle of supplier to supplicate, from Latin supplicare

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suppliant

adjective

Definition of suppliant

1 : humbly imploring : entreating
  • a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness
  • —O. J. Baab
2 : expressing supplication
  • upraised to the heavens … suppliant arms
  • —William Styron

suppliantly

adverb

Examples of suppliant in a Sentence

  1. the suppliant thief pleaded for a second chance

Origin and Etymology of suppliant

Middle French, present participle


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