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Suppliant Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    suppliant adj : humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness" [syn: supplicant, supplicatory] n : one praying humbly for something; "a suppliant for her favors" [syn: petitioner, supplicant]
Suppliant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Suppliant \Sup"pli*ant\, n. One who supplicates; a humble petitioner; one who entreats submissively. Hear thy suppliant's prayer. --Dryden.
Suppliant Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Suppliant \Sup"pli*ant\, a. [F., p. pr. of supplier to entreat, L. supplicare. See Supplicate, and cf. Supplicant.]
  1. Asking earnestly and submissively; entreating; beseeching; supplicating. The rich grow suppliant, and the poor grow proud. --Dryden.
  2. Manifesting entreaty; expressive of supplication. To bow and sue for grace With suppliant knee. --Milton. Syn: Entreating; beseeching; suing; begging; supplicating; imploring. -- Sup"pli*ant*ly, adv. -- Sup"pli*ant*ness, n.
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  • The Suppliants: The Suppliants may refer to: The Suppliants (Aeschylus) by Aeschylus, an ancient Greek play where the Danaides seek protection from King ...
  • The Suppliants (Aeschylus): The Suppliants (Ικέτιδες / Hiketides; also translated as "The Suppliant Maidens") is a play by Aeschylus . It was probably first performed ...
  • The Suppliants (Euripides): The Suppliants (also known as The Suppliant Women. Ἱκέτιδες. Hiketides ), first performed in 423 BC , is an ancient Greek play by Euripides ...

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