supine

Part of speech: noun

Supineness.

Part of speech: adverb

Supinely.

Part of speech: adjective

Lying on the back.

Part of speech: adjective

Inactive; indolent.

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Usage examples "supine":

  1. In the haze over bay and river enough rose and purple remained to veil the awakening glitter of the monstrous city sprawling supine between river, sound, and sea. - "Quick Action", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. He liked women to be strong- having long since abandoned his earlier ideal of the supine adorant- but not too strong. - "Black Oxen", Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton.
  3. The reckless stone entirely crushed both tendons and bones; supine in the dust he fell, stretching forth both hands to his dear companions, and breathing forth his soul. - "The Iliad of Homer (1873)", Homer.