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  • They may have looked like supplicants but their questions were not conciliatory.
    Catherine Mayer  --  McCain in Britain: ’We All Misspeak’, Time Magazine, Mar. 21, 2008  --,8599,1724552,00.html(retrieved 05/29/08)
  • Churches generally had a small apartment prepared for the reception of supplicants.
    Victor Hugo  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • "Yes of course, Lieutenant," he answered, bowing his head in a most supplicant angle.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She’s probably another supplicant," Cyril said, "come to beg you to take away a gift you gave her at birth."
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted

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  • Sometimes he followed me into the kitchen, with an oddly supplicant demeanor.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Luma parried the challenges and maintained a supplicant monotone that would’ve amused the boys on the Fugees, who knew what she sounded like when she wanted to make a point.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • My guardian threw his supplicant off with supreme indifference, and left him dancing on the pavement as if it were red hot.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Each magician must unbar the path for herself, and the challenge is different for each supplicant.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Toorlexa Nebee caught me near his latrine one afternoon, loitering he said, as if that stinking place were a coveted shelter and myself a supplicant to his excrement, and now he believes he has frightened me off for good.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • They had resumed their original positions, Ullman behind the desk and Jack in front of it, interviewer and interviewee, supplicant and reluctant patron.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining

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  • Churches generally had a small apartment prepared for the reception of supplicants.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • But the Gods have other things to do: they cannot attend to the pleas of every supplicant who dares to raise his cares to heaven.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • I was too proud to ask Mr. Sands to do any thing for my own benefit; but I could bring myself to become a supplicant for my children.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • The one part of the process Eragon enjoyed was watching how the supplicants reacted to the two Urgals who loomed behind Nasuada’s chair.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • He walked out on the prairie and stood holding his hat like some supplicant to the darkness over them all and he stood there for a long time.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • And even if, say, I interfere—burn up somebody’s meadhall, for instance, whether because I just feel like it or because some supplicant asked me to—even then I do not change the future, I merely do what I saw from the beginning.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • Tom was on his feet so suddenly that the supplicant was startled into a jump herself.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • Polite and worthless promises maybe, but Farmer in the role of supplicant seemed artfully ingenuous.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • There was no naos, so of course no pronaos, no altar, no statues of the gods or of their supplicants.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • Indoors, the supplicant must make use of a prayer stone, and there were several available in the house.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • We had not come to the meeting as supplicants or petitioners, but as fellow South Africans who merited an equal place at the table.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He wanted to use Chacko’s visit to impress local supplicants and Party Workers.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Fructosa and Tranquilino, his old servants, were with the supplicants in the Cathedral.
    Willa Cather  --  Death Comes for the Archbishop
  • "How many supplicants do we have today?" he inquired.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • Seated, holding his hat in his hands like a supplicant, Kleppmann had managed to make Will Jr crawl.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The rector was standing half a flight of stairs above her, so that she had to gaze up at him like a supplicant.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • The incense burned in braziers unattended by a priest, and there was no sign of supplicants, or of a recent sacrifice.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Eve gave one particularly devout-looking supplicant a few tokens and was rewarded with a beatific smile and a glossy pebble.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • And when she reaches Westeros, and meets you for the first time, you will meet as equals, man and woman, not queen and supplicant.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • She collapsed; he caught her in the fall and carried her out of the narrow street as an adoring supplicant might a religious social worker.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • He would listen to each case as it was laid before him, pronounce his judgment . and read a bit whilst his captain-of-guards went to bring in the next supplicant.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • His bearing and manner, as well as the number of supplicants crowded around his elevated chair, indicated that he was in all likelihood a creature of high status, if not the Troll King himself.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Nothing was forgotten, every service requested was provided, and De Roos or the other doctors who made their rounds— specialists in infection, the heart, and Rontgenology-had long technical conversations with Alessandro, thus keeping him far better informed than most of the other supplicants who were drawn daily to the hospital.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • The door opened gently; the beautiful supplicant pretended not to hear the noise, and in a voice broken by tears, she continued: "God of vengeance!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • "No," replied the supplicant; "it is not the voice of Tachechana that you hear, but this boy, speaking with the tongue of his mother.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • A curtain provided privacy to supplicants.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Hespira’s mother came as a supplicant and offered to add her seedlings to the garden.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Courtiers filled the gallery while supplicants clustered near the towering oak-and-bronze doors.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • He knew better than to come to Melisandre’s chambers like a supplicant, insisting she come to him instead should she have need of words with him.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Am I not your supplicant?
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  Queen of Attolia
  • Despite past famine, her behind was as perfectly formed as some fantastic prize-winning pear; it vibrated with magical eloquence, and from this angle it so stirred my depths that I mentally pledged to the Presbyterian orphanages of Virginia a quarter of my future earnings as a writer in exchange for that bare ass’s brief lodging—thirty seconds would do—within the compass of my cupped, supplicant palms.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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