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suppliance1

[suh-plahy-uh ns]
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noun
  1. the act, method, or process of supplying.

Origin of suppliance1

First recorded in 1590–1600; supply1 + -ance

suppliance2

[suhp-lee-uh ns]
noun
  1. appeal; entreaty; plea; supplication: He knelt in an attitude of suppliance.

Origin of suppliance2

First recorded in 1605–15; suppli(ant) + -ance
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Examples from the Web for suppliance

Historical Examples

  • “When Greece her knees in suppliance bent,” when he stuck there.

    Among the Humorists and After Dinner Speakers, Vol. I

    Various

  • She turned away, unable to withstand the suppliance of his eyes.

    Trusia

    Davis Brinton

  • On the contrary, he was all softness, all suppliance—a wooer!

    The Maroon

    Mayne Reid

  • And with arms still raised in suppliance for his great unselfish soul, he sprang out backward to the darkening sea.

  • The colonel had brushed it aside with rough hand and sharp word; the major had come penitent and in suppliance.