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supplicate
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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Definition ask humbly (for something);
or: make a humble, earnest petition;
or: ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
  • At last, after an agony of supplication and protestation, I got Dora to look at me, with a horrified expression of face, which I gradually soothed until it was only loving, and her soft, pretty cheek was lying against mine.
    Chapters 37-39 (7% in)
  • She dropped her face on my old nurse's breast, and, ceasing this supplication, which in its agony and grief was half a woman's, half a child's, as all her manner was (being, in that, more natural, and better suited to her beauty, as I thought, than any other manner could have been), wept silently, while my old nurse hushed her like an infant.
    Chapters 22-24 (48% in)
  • The gentleness of the Doctor's manner and surprise, the dignity that mingled with the supplicating attitude of his wife, the amiable concern of Mr. Dick, and the earnestness with which my aunt said to herself, 'That man mad!'
    Chapters 43-45 (81% in)
  • He looked upon her, while she made this supplication, in a wild distracted manner; and, when she was silent, gently raised her.
    Chapters 46-48 (52% in)

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