suppliant

Part of speech: adjective

Entreating earnestly and humbly.

Part of speech: noun

One who supplicates.

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Usage examples "suppliant":

  1. I came to you a suppliant, and you pledged Your honor; O preserve me to the end, O let not this marred visage do me wrong! - "The Oedipus Trilogy", Sophocles.
  2. If a suppliant, something grave. - "The Oedipus Trilogy", Sophocles.
  3. The proud old man was before him as a suppliant, no longer the cold man of the world. - "Brewster's Millions", George Barr McCutcheon.