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supplicationsup‧pli‧ca‧tion /ˌsʌplɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable] literary  RRASK FOR something/ASK somebody TO DO somethingwhen someone asks for help from someone in power or from Godin supplication Paolo knelt and bowed his head in supplication.
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supplicationThe last of the prayers, however, is still a supplication.It would be quite inapplicable, however, to such a supplication as the final pericope of the present group.Let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.To the voice of my supplication.Our Lady of Lourdes looked at the doorway opposite her in a gesture of supplication.Something about this pious supplication troubled her.The original series concluded with the supplication for Jerusalem.She looked back at Jack in wordless supplication.in supplicationThe man fell to his knees, his arms stretched out in supplication.
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