What does the word suppliant mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • One who supplicates.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Entreating earnestly and humbly.

Usage examples for 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 by Sophocles
  2. If a suppliant, something grave. – The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles
  3. The proud old man was before him as a suppliant, no longer the cold man of the world. – Brewster's Millions by George Barr McCutcheon