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supplicate

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Definition ask humbly (for something);
or: make a humble, earnest petition;
or: ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
  • He supplicated the King for forgiveness
supplicated = asked humbly
  • Sire, we supplicate you, with clasped hands and bended knees, as a divinity is supplicated
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Man in the Iron Mask
  • supplicate for permission
  • His face gave again, round the room, its convulsed supplication.
    Henry James  --  The Turn of the Screw
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Now I supplicate you, Richard, to whom I belong, and whom I wish to honour and obey, as I vowed, to let me in.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • As hard as I willed it, I could not draw up anything to follow: no formal supplication, no Bible verse, no scrap of liturgy.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He laid his hand upon it, and it clasped him with a trembling supplication.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Blaze leaned forward and rested her elbows on her knees, her forearms stretched out as if in supplication.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Her arms went up in a desperate supplication for a minute.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • O come forth, Come forth, my son; thy father supplicates.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • We simply wanted to remind you of the possibility and renew our perpetual supplication for mercy and divine protection.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • She fell forward on her knees, head down, hands raised in supplication.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Then came interviews, mysterious conversations, exhortations, entreaties, supplications, even tears—would you believe it, even tears?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • He couldn't read Ancient Greek, but he guessed they were prayers or supplications to the dead, written by pilgrims thousands of years ago.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • And the monster laughed so loudly and hideously that we could no longer distinguish Christine's supplicating cries!
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • 'There is no retreat,' said Nicholas, in an agony of supplication; 'no withdrawing!
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • In the churches there were more supplications than carols.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
  • She runs to me, grabbing my arm in supplication.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He spreads his hands in supplication.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He went on saying brokenly to himself, "She has supplicated to me in her time; and now her tongue won't own me nor her eyes see me!
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge

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