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prostrate

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Definition lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • It is their custom to worship five times a day, prostrate and facing toward Mecca.
prostrate = lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • When she can, she likes to pray in a prostrate position to symbolize her humility.
  • prostrate = lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • "It's going to rain, I think," she told the prostrate group in the parlor, and the news was received with little moans of gratitude.
    Natalie Babbitt  --  Tuck Everlasting
  • prostrate = lying down
  • And all the region lay prostrate As if in a swoon.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Ralph accordingly went off with the cicerone while Isabel sat down on a prostrate column near the foundations of the Capitol.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • With a motion of his head, he indicated his prostrate helpless frame.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • The daughter lay prostrate and motionless; she had swooned.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • "Oh my brother!" she cried with a movement of still deeper prostration.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I slept after the prostration of the day, with a stringent and profound slumber which not even the nightmares that wrung me could avail to break.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Prostration complete, the doctor said.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • But that kind of opportunity seems hardly worth the bowing and scraping and intellectual prostration necessary to maintain it.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Several men lift the prostrate BRADY, and stretch him across three chairs.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Mae prostrates herself as well.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I rest again at the end of the car, prostrate between the top rails.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • My Lord, I prostrate myself before you, I am your most faithful —
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • All my tactics lay in simply being utterly annihilated and prostrate before her purity.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The voice of Labor, despised and outraged; a mighty giant, lying prostrate—mountainous, colossal, but blinded, bound, and ignorant of his strength.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Winston was not hurt, only prostrated.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Tom stood over the prostrate man.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • All he wanted was that I sit beside him as he lay prostrate on his bedpad and gently pat him on the back with a slow, steady rhythm.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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