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Origin of suppliant
OTHER WORDS FROM suppliantsup·pli·ant·ly, adverbsup·pli·ant·ness, nounun·sup·pli·ant, adjective
Words nearby suppliant
Definition for suppliants (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for suppliants
No one who came to beg alms of her ever went away empty-handed, and the palace was always full of suppliants for her bounty.Stories from Northern Myths|Emilie Kip Baker
His outer room was full of suppliants, as was indeed the entrance from the street, and this was every day the case.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt|Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
They sit as suppliants at an altar from which Copreus, herald of their persecutor Eurystheus, tries to drive them.
So being unable to resist the will of the All-Powerful, they beseech as suppliants pardon of the man of God, then present.The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran|Anonymous
The King decides to respect the suppliants, bidding Copreus defy Eurystheus in his name.