suppliants and attendants stood outside the line of pillars, and the officers of the court within.
Now then, will you reject those who appear as suppliants before you?
Their envoys came to Constantinople, and were treated as suppliants.
In the Veda we are told that the suppliants "squeeze the soma with stones."
He could only lay his hand gently on the suppliants head, and uplift his eyes to heaven in prayer.
Then it struck her that in the character of suppliants they were not behaving properly.
At a solemn festival these three children were sent by their destitute mother into the theatre, dressed in the garb of suppliants.
They can be equal only before the law, or in the eye of the law, or as suppliants for justice.
The stream of suppliants for his favor was all but exhausted, and he awaited to give the last audience of the day.
Only those who fell as suppliants at the feet of the archons' wives were spared.
early 15c., "humble petitioner," from Middle French suppliant, originally present participle of supplier "to plead humbly, entreat, beg, pray," from Latin supplicare "beg, beseech" (see supplication).