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Origin of suppliant
Examples from the Web for suppliant
It stands almost as a suppliant for the alms of approval of other races.A Noble Woman|Ernest Protheroe
"Thou hadst better ask her what she thinks of the suppliant," said Linda softly.A Clerk of Oxford|Evelyn Everett-Green
Thou wouldst not give even salt to a suppliant, nor a crust of bread from thine own table, without begrudging it.
The doctor looked down from his goodly height upon the stooping shoulders of the suppliant.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
Surely he must hear her loud demands, even though a dressing-room stood between his room and the suppliant without.Polly|L. T. Meade
Word Origin for suppliant
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).