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Word: supplicate

Definition: petition humbly; pray to grant a favor


Sentences Containing 'supplicate'

She would invoke the past, recall old recollections; she would supplicate him by the remembrance of guilty, yet happy days.
They found themselves altogether unprepared to stop or resist the incursion of Hyder Ali; and in consequence of those disorders, the company is now (1784) in greater distress than ever; and, in order to prevent immediate bankruptcy, is once more reduced to supplicate the assistance of government.
``For the love of Heaven, of justice, of generosity, of the honor of your noble name, I supplicate you, Monsieur heretofore the Marquis, to succor and release me.

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