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  • She likes a recumbent bicycle.
  • Matisse titled the work, "A Recumbent Woman"
  • I found him seated in a recumbent position on the bank
    Anne Bronte  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • had taken up her position in the middle of a great bay; she dropped her anchor; immediately, as if she were a recumbent giant requiring examination, small boats came swarming about her.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Voyage Out

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  • ...and sycamores with mottled, white, recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • Rise, sir, from this semi-recumbent posture.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • She was startled, and she peered inside: in the back there were rows of chairs screwed to the floor and no place for a recumbent body, quick or dead.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • And when I was done I felt the enveloping warmth of a fever, its languorous cocoon, though when I gazed at her shoulder and back there was nothing but stillness, her posture unchanged, her skin cool and colorless, and she lay as if she were the sculpture of a recumbent girl and not a real girl at all.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I was a recumbent six-foot-long erogenous zone.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Jamie cocked an eyebrow at the recumbent form of his small nephew.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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  • Behind Newton’s recumbent body rose an austere pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Too terrified of crevasses to wander far from camp, I spent most of my time recumbent in the tent, the ceiling was too low to allow my sitting upright, fighting a rising chorus of doubts.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Storm and Grumble were led up on either side of the recumbent ostrich, and the cords secured to their girths.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Let angels guide you on your lofty quest . Directly over the recumbent saint, against a backdrop of gilded flame, hovered Bernini’s angel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Unwilling to prolong a useless discussion, the young man affected to comply, by posting his back against the logs of the blockhouse, in a half recumbent posture, though resolutely determined, in his own mind, not to close an eye until he had delivered his precious charge into the arms of Munro himself.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Yes, we became very wakeful; so much so that our recumbent position began to grow wearisome, and by little and little we found ourselves sitting up; the clothes well tucked around us, leaning against the head-board with our four knees drawn up close together, and our two noses bending over them, as if our kneepans were warming-pans.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A recumbent figure started up from the grass and came running toward them through the flickering screen of light and shade.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • So saying, he stooped over the bed of the recumbent swineherd, and whispered something in his ear in Saxon.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • A couple of paces distant, at the foot of the hedge on the other side, exactly at the point where the gap which he was meditating would have been made, there was a sort of recumbent stone which formed a bench, and on this bench was seated the old man of the garden, while the old woman was standing in front of him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It shone by day in the heavens alone, brighter than Venus in the night, and by night it shone over delta in Cassiopeia, the recumbent constellation which is the signature of his initial among the stars.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The curtains of his bed were drawn aside; and Scrooge, starting up into a half-recumbent attitude, found himself face to face with the unearthly visitor who drew them: as close to it as I am now to you, and I am standing in the spirit at your elbow.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Accordingly, they went down to the drawing-room, where the esteemed lady with no nonsense about her, was recumbent as usual, while Sissy worked beside her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • She musingly turned to withdraw, passing near an altar-tomb, the oldest of them all, on which was a recumbent figure.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • The smallest he-baby stumbled over one of the sepulchral slabs so much admired by Mr. Ruskin, and entangled his feet in the features of a recumbent bishop.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • A guttural snore from the recumbent man caused her to turn and look down at him.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • He always felt most natural in a recumbent position.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Oak went to the recumbent form of Matthew Moon, who usually undertook the rough thatching of the home-stead, and shook him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Behind it, recumbent, were the hills that contained the other caves, isolated each from his neighbour by broad channels of the plain.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Here, recumbent on a small sofa, underneath a picture of a race-horse, with her head close to the fire, and her feet pushing the mustard off the dumb-waiter at the other end of the room, was Mrs. Micawber, to whom Mr. Micawber entered first, saying, ’My dear, allow me to introduce to you a pupil of Doctor Strong’s.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • He moved a few steps in that direction, and now he perceived a recumbent figure almost close at his feet.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • He is not expected there, for he has been recumbent this quarter of a century in the churchyard of St. Andrews, Holborn, with the waggons and hackneycoaches roaring past him all the day and half the night like one great dragon.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • More in the background eight or ten warriors lay half recumbent on the ground, or sat with their backs reclining against trees, so many types of indolent repose.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • He did not hunger to pass every minute of the time at Nauheirn beside the child’s recumbent form; he went out to polo matches; he played auction bridge in the evenings; he was cheerful and bright.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • Because of the size and configuration of their bodies, they suffer impeded breathing and circulation when recumbent, and as prey animals who have trouble getting to their feet quickly, they are instinctively disinclined to stay down.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • As he nodded over his book, he began to sink down into the inevitable mangrove swamp of Miss Lynch, into her air of a recumbent forest glade, his deathbed, and then he could think of nothing except tomorrow’s five minutes to five o’clock in the afternoon and her waiting for him in bed with nothing but the mound of her dark bush under her madwoman’s skirt from Jamaica: the hellish circle.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • From being the best electric-lighted town in the kingdom and the most like a recumbent sun of anything you ever saw, it was become simply a blot—a blot upon darkness—that is to say, it was darker and solider than the rest of the darkness, and so you could see it a little better; it made me feel as if maybe it was symbolical—a sort of sign that the Church was going to keep the upper hand now, and snuff out all my beautiful civilization just like that.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • Somewhere in the recumbent solitudes, the motionless but teeming millions of books, lost in two dozen turns right, three dozen turns left, down aisles, through doors, toward dead ends, locked doors, half-empty shelves, somewhere in the literary soot of Dickens’s London, or Dostoevsky’s Moscow or the steppes beyond, somewhere in the vellumed dust of atlas or Geographic, sneezes pent but set like traps, the boys crouched, stood, lay sweating a cool and constant brine.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Let him burble on, telling us stories, while we lie recumbent.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • I had no desire, neither had I the strength, to move from my recumbent position.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • He strode to Crabbe’s recumbent figure and launched a tremendous kick at the seat of the chair.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He stood still looking at these recumbent bodies, a doomed man aware of his fate, surveying the silent company of the dead.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • Arising warily she stepped lightly across the recumbent bodies, and proceeded with the same caution to the utmost limits of the defences of Ishmael.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • So did the horses with drowsy bells, in long files of carts, creeping slowly towards the interior; so did their recumbent drivers, when they were awake, which rarely happened; so did the exhausted labourers in the fields.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Then he passed Joan, looking down upon her and then upon the recumbent figure of Kells; and if his glance was not baleful and malignant, as it swept over the bandit, Joan believed her imagination must be vividly weird, and running away with her judgment.
    Zane Grey  --  The Border Legion
  • Why, for the latter, of course, for a private discussion, the consul assured her from his recumbent position.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • From a recumbent position he looked up at Mr. Blore and said with immense dignity: "I’m talking to you, young man.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I should respectfully suggest a recumbent posture, then put yourself in also and call it ’Dolce far niente’."
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • She ran her shaking hands over the machine. recumbent bike. and with every prayer she knew ringing in her head, used its placement in the room to angle toward the door.
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • But, suddenly abandoning his hostile purpose, he snuffed the air a moment, gaped heavily, shook himself, and peaceably resumed his recumbent attitude.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • He stood long hovering above the recumbent and Herculean form of the emigrant, keenly debating in his own mind the chances of his enterprise, and the most effectual means of reaping its richest harvest.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
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