What does the word supine mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Supineness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Supinely.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Lying on the back.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Inactive; indolent.

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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) by Homer
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