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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suppliant  \Sup"pli*ant\,  n. 
  One  who  supplicates;  a  humble  petitioner;  one  who  entreats 
  Hear  thy  suppliant's  prayer.  --Dryden. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Suppliant  \Sup"pli*ant\,  a.  [F.,  p.  pr  of  supplier  to  entreat, 
  L.  supplicare.  See  {Supplicate},  and  cf  {Supplicant}.] 
  1.  Asking  earnestly  and  submissively;  entreating;  beseeching; 
  The  rich  grow  suppliant,  and  the  poor  grow  proud. 
  2.  Manifesting  entreaty;  expressive  of  supplication. 
  To  bow  and  sue  for  grace  With  suppliant  knee. 
  Syn:  Entreating;  beseeching;  suing;  begging;  supplicating; 
  imploring.  --  {Sup"pli*ant*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Sup"pli*ant*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  humbly  entreating;  "a  suppliant  sinner  seeking  forgiveness" 
  [syn:  {supplicant},  {supplicatory}] 
  n  :  one  praying  humbly  for  something:  "a  suppliant  for  her 
  favors"  [syn:  {petitioner},  {supplicant}] 

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