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Definition of Supine

  • Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to prone.
  • Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inclined.
  • Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
  • A verbal noun; or (according to C.F.Becker), a case of the infinitive mood ending in -um and -u, that in -um being sometimes called the former supine, and that in -u the latter supine.

How to use supine in a sentence. Supine pronunciation.

A nation which could instantly get itself into the frame of mind necessary for such supine submission would be a nation fit for servitude, not freedom.
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The work was of the same character as that which he had just been engaged on, but with the greater directness which surgery has than medicine; and a larger proportion of the patients suffered from those two diseases which a supine public allows, in its prudishness, to be spread broadcast.
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Popery is ever at work, whilst Protestantism is supine.
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This is not the first case of wilful murder and supine justice; our court records are full of similar ones.
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Within the enclosures, either lay supine, or stalked restless, the withered remains of the wild army.
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The maid pulled the hay from her, her mistress submitting with the supine listlessness of a dying animal.
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One moonlight night she heard him-always silent and supine, except when suspicious persons came into the yard-baying softly to himself, plainly (to her) voicing the weariness of his unhappy life.
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We are urged to courses that are petty, unworthy, selfish, debasing, supine, and brutal by our own natures or those of our mates.
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In the dull days of inaction, when the armies lay supine and only occasionally the monotony was broken by the engagement of distant skirmishers or a picket line was driven in on the main body, he had learned to play a game at cards much in vogue at that period, though for no greater hazards than grains of corn or Confederate money, almost as worthless.
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You must not imagine,' said I, 'that all Protestants are supine; some of them appear to be filled with unbounded zeal.
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While Manhattan society was by no means a supine and merely imitative affair, the country was too new not to cling a bit to English and French formalities.
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They had remained supine and stolid, even while the cannonading against these beautiful cities was in their very ears.
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Some unnamed fear, outweighing their dread of the retributions of Capital, possessed these men, made them supine, derelict in the face of their obvious duty.
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Bainbrigge mentions a case of supernumerary spleen causing death from the patient being placed in the supine position in consequence of fracture of the thigh.
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Otto at Breslau in 1824 reports seeing a negress with a clitoris 4 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in the transverse diameter; it projected from the vulva and when supine formed a complete covering for the vaginal orifice.
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As Lord Cornwallis had done, he found the greatest difficulty in inducing the supine government of Madras to take any steps.
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Had Arminius been supine or unsuccessful, our Germanic ancestors would have been enslaved or exterminated in their original seats along the Eider and the Elbe.
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As his eyes became accustomed to the greater darkness within the hut an object began to take form that presently outlined itself in a human form supine upon the floor.
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The two men lay supine on a cushion of coarse grass; the sergeant smoking and staring up at the sky, the corporal, with his sound hand clasping his wounded one behind his head, his gaze fixed gloomily between his knees and across the dunes, on the still unrepaired breach in San Sebastian.
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Old English letters, and those half pick'd out, Leave us, unskilful readers, much in doubt; Our sons shall see its more degraded state; The tomb of grandeur hastens to its fate; That marble arch, our sexton's favourite show, With all those ruff'd and painted pairs below; The noble Lady and the Lord who rest Supine, as courtly dame and warrior drest; All are departed from their state sublime, Mangled and wounded in their war with Time, Colleagued with mischief: here a leg is fled, And lo!
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Examples of Supine

Example #1
However desirable it may be that the sudden transformation of an innocent act into a crime by mere governmental edict should carry with it the same degree of respect as is paid to laws against crimes which all normal men hold in abhorrence, it is idle to expect any such thing; and in a case where the edict violates principles which almost all of us only a short time ago held to be almost sacred, the expectation is worse than merely idle.
Example #2
But in the case of the Prohibition Amendment, and of the Volstead act for its enforcement, there enters another element which must inevitably and most powerfully affect the feelings of men toward the law.
Example #3
The assistant-surgeon for whom Philip dressed was called Jacobs.
Example #4
At the new year Philip became dresser in the surgical out-patients' department.
Example #5
A pretty church, indeed, the Protestant!
Example #6
Compare it with your Protestantism, and you will see the difference.