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supplicant   someone who prays to God;
or: one praying humbly for something;
or: humbly entreating
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supplicant supplicants
 
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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  --  http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1724552,00.html(retrieved 05/29/08)

  • Churches generally had a small apartment prepared for the reception of supplicants.
    Victor Hugo  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
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Associated words [difficulty]:   supplicant [6]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Religion - Christianity , Religion & Spirtuality , Classic Literature
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