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  • He supplicated the King for forgiveness
  • The woman walked past him, up the steps, onto the porch, into the house, and the man bowed his head as if in prayer, then lifted his head as if in supplication.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • She runs to me, grabbing my arm in supplication.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • That Friday it rained all day—warm, heavy sheets of it, like we were in the tropics, making the guttering gurgle and bowing the stems of the flowering shrubs as if in supplication.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You

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  • He was ashamed of his attire, worn boots and torn blue jeans (blue jeans were invented considerably before most people suppose), and his hands were tight together in almost a gesture of supplication.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • His wife followed some Red Guards back and forth, saying something and gesturing in supplication.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • It was disbelief reflected in the eyes of the gaunt, waxy-skinned young Rottenfuhrer, the doctor’s aide, to whom she inexplicably found herself looking upward in supplication.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Jamie caught me by the shoulders, pulling me to my feet and shaking me gently in supplication.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But nursing was no antidote: Even with a full belly, Parwana was flailing and shrieking, immune to her mother’s supplications.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I remembered Adam’s supplication to his Creator.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • No supplication was ever more passionate yet more gently carried by the breath.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • When Mariam had seen her, Fariba said, she had asked in a high, supplicating voice, It’s normal, isn’t it?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And on the preacher’s face there was a look not of prayer, but of thought; and in his tone not supplication, but conjecture.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He let the pain of his body fuel his supplications.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Hearken therefore unto the supplications of thy servant, that thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • His hands were shaking, and his eyes were fixed on mine in supplication, like a dumb thing.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • Her arms went up in a desperate supplication for a minute.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • He spreads his hands in supplication.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The figure on its knees slowly raised its head, as if in supplication.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He shut the door, leaned his back against it, and listened to Fantine’s despairing supplications.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Blaze leaned forward and rested her elbows on her knees, her forearms stretched out as if in supplication.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • And Odysseus came, debating inwardly what he should do: embrace this beauty’s knees in supplication?
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • With her head bowed and her palms raised in supplication, she looked like the picture of humility; but I knew Isis too well.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • Then he hesitated, drew back, came forward again, and at last, to my wonder and confusion, threw himself on his knees and held out his clasped hands in supplication.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Treasure Island
  • O come forth, Come forth, my son; thy father supplicates.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Thereupon the cardinal, hearing the clock strike eleven, bowed low, asking permission of the king to retire, and supplicating him to come to a good understanding with the queen.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • He threw himself on his knees, and held up his hands, wringing them in plaintive supplication, and poured forth a torrent of entreaty, with the tears rolling down his cheeks, and his whole face and form expressive of the deepest emotion.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Then came interviews, mysterious conversations, exhortations, entreaties, supplications, even tears—would you believe it, even tears?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The change that had come over Villefort during the examination, the destruction of the letter, the exacted promise, the almost supplicating tones of the magistrate, who seemed rather to implore mercy than to pronounce punishment,—all returned with a stunning force to his memory.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He rose: but finding that the Spirit made towards the window, clasped his robe in supplication.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • I abandoned it and framed a humbler supplication; for change, stimulus: that petition, too, seemed swept off into vague space: "Then," I cried, half desperate, "grant me at least a new servitude!"
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • She fell forward on her knees, head down, hands raised in supplication.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Ashley at first refused to work convicts and was persuaded, against his will, only after tears and supplications and promises that when times were better she would hire free darkies.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • On no other occasion has it ever been my lot to listen to so fervent a supplication for mercy and protection.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I doubt, indeed, there is much more devotion than religion in the world, more adoration than supplication, and more hypocrisy than sincerity; and it is very melancholy to consider, what numbers of people there are furnished with the powers of reason and gifts of nature, and yet abandoned to the grossest ignorance and depravity.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And still the voices sang in supplication to the Virgin most powerful, Virgin most merciful.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • By this time the boy was on his knees, and supplicating with his eyes and uplifted hands as well as with his tongue.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • One of their poets, Coleridge, has recorded that he did not pray "with moving lips and bended knees" but merely "composed his spirit to love" and indulged "a sense of supplication".
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • She came two or three hesitant steps closer yet, and observed a hand reaching from the earth of a fresh grave, the fingers frozen in a hideous gesture of supplication.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • He did not know or care whether they were wizards or Muggles, friends or foes; all he cared about was that a dark stain was spreading across Dobby’s front, and that he had stretched out his own arms to Harry with a look of supplication.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Its blind face was turned toward them in silent supplication.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • During the supplication at the shrine, Hektor approached the beautiful house Alexandras himself had made, with men who in that time were master-builders in the land of Troy.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • She talked on, not knowing what her lips were uttering, and not taking her supplicating and caressing eyes off him.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • For when Jonah, not yet supplicating God for mercy, since he but too well knew the darkness of his deserts,—when wretched Jonah cries out to them to take him and cast him forth into the sea, for he knew that for HIS sake this great tempest was upon them; they mercifully turn from him, and seek by other means to save the ship.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • This lock of hair, which now he can so readily give up, was begged of me with the most earnest supplication.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Almighty and ever-living God, who by Thy holy Apostle has taught us to make prayers and supplications, and to give thanks for all men.
    Joy Kogawa  --  Obasan
  • Ruth heard the supplication in her words and it seemed to her that she was not looking at a person but at an impulse, a cell, a red corpuscle that neither knows nor understands why it is driven to spend its whole life in one pursuit: swimming up a dark tunnel toward the muscle of a heart or an eye’s nerve end that it both nourished and fed from.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • His face gave again, round the room, its convulsed supplication.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • ’He shook me till my teeth rattled, and pitched me beside Joseph, who steadily concluded his supplications, and then rose, vowing he would set off for the Grange directly.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • But remember—ah, good friend, I implore thee remember my supplication, and do the blessed sun no hurt.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
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