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supplicate
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
ask humbly (for something);
or: make a humble, earnest petition;
or: ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer
  • YOU KNOW, NOT ALWAYS EXACTLY THE SAME GESTURE OF SUPPLICATION, SO THAT THEY DON'T ALWAYS LOOK LIKE BEGGARS.
    p. 451.8
  • I was still thinking of Mrs. Meany's attitude of supplication before my mother's dummy when the trestlework of the bridge began to rattle.
    p. 190.6
  • We left scarcely any marks on Mary Magdalene's ground-length robe, on her bland, snowy face, or on her open hands—outstretched in apparent supplication.
    p. 275.9
  • He had removed Mary Magdalene's arms, above the elbows, so that her gesture of beseeching the assembled audience would seem all the more an act of supplication—and all the more helpless.
    p. 409.7
  • Her face, like her color, was slightly downcast, almost apologetic; and her arms were not outstretched in obvious supplication—rather, she clasped her hands together at her slight breast, her hands just barely emerging from the sleeves of her robe, which shapelessly draped her body to her small, bare, plain-gray feet.
    p. 453.4

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