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sup·pli·cate

 (sŭp′lĭ-kāt′)
v. sup·pli·cat·ed, sup·pli·cat·ing, sup·pli·cates
v.tr.
1. To ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying.
2. To make a humble entreaty to; beseech.
v.intr.
To make a humble, earnest petition; beg.

[Middle English supplicaten, from Latin supplicāre, supplicāt-, from supplex, supplic-, suppliant; see supple.]

sup′pli·ca′tion n.
sup′pli·ca·to′ry (-kə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Adj.1.supplicatory - humbly entreating; "a suppliant sinner seeking forgiveness"
References in classic literature ?
She besought him, more pathetically and earnestly, with her little supplicatory hand, than she could have done in any words.
Lorry, in a soothing tone, bringing his left hand from the back of the chair to lay it on the supplicatory fingers that clasped him in so violent a tremble: "pray control your agitation-- a matter of business.
Here, the old gentleman was seized with a violent fit of coughing, which, being terminated, he nodded his head and winked and made several supplicatory and threatening gestures to his son, all of which Sam Weller steadily abstained from seeing.
Dua is complete and full submission to the Creator - it is an acceptance by the supplicatory that he is in need of Allah SWT and that man alone cannot achieve anything, without seeing Dua as the essence of worship.
Once more, the use of red is suggestive; here, the girl's socks, paired with her supplicatory gesture, recall Piero della Francesca.
Kim looked far more confident compared to their last meeting in Singapore, while Trump welcomed Kim with his palm facing up -- a sign, said body language expert Karen Leong, that was almost supplicatory.
The celebrations traditionally began with a supplicatory prayer service delivered by Bulgarian Patriarch Neophyte in the Saint Nedelya church, the same church where a service had been held in the presence of General Gurko after the liberation.
Tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones delivered with an appropriate hint of a supplicatory sob, and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill was warm and involving (Verdi probably expected a harsher sound, but would have welcomed this approach), and shared a wonderful empathy with the soprano Latonia Moore.
While this may be true, a more considered analysis of the different Sufi and intellectual milieux of Iran might force one to rethink his context and the reasons why elements of his exegetical, supplicatory, and philosophical corpus are written as they are.
Do you not agree that it would be a very healthy thing for presidents to make such a humble, supplicatory journey every week and be reminded that they serve a bigger idea than power, a nobler entity than a political party?
She switches to polite pleading and negotiation by begging, "I pray youe awaie and let me be" (9), using the supplicatory verb "pray." She calls upon the power of public shaming by threatening to testify about her assault: "In faith all the world wyll speake of this," she promises (10), then declares, "I crye, that all the strete my voyce shall heare" (13).
It is, unfortunately, replete with the permissive language of multilateral diplomacy, such as governments 'aim to' (rather than 'will'), 'should' (rather than 'shall'), 'may' (rather than 'must'), and the ubiquitous sovereign escape clause: 'in light of different national circumstances.' (8) Such qualified 'maybes' renders the Agreement more supplicatory than compulsory, a glass less half-full than a leaky colander of questionable intents.