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suppliance1

[suh-plahy-uh ns] /səˈplaɪ əns/
noun
1.
the act, method, or process of supplying.
Origin of suppliance1
1590-1600
1590-1600; supply1 + -ance

suppliance2

[suhp-lee-uh ns] /ˈsʌp li əns/
noun
1.
appeal; entreaty; plea; supplication:
He knelt in an attitude of suppliance.
Also, suppliancy.
Origin
1605-15; suppli(ant) + -ance
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  • The colonel had brushed it aside with rough hand and sharp word; the major had come penitent and in suppliance.

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

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

    Atlantic Narratives Mary Antin
  • On the contrary, he was all softness, all suppliance—a wooer!

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

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