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Definition lying down; or horizontal
  • She likes a recumbent bicycle.
recumbent = lying down (a bicycle ridden in a reclined position)
  • Matisse titled the work, "A Recumbent Woman."
  • recumbent = lying down
  • 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
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • Behind Newton's recumbent body rose an austere pyramid.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • recumbent = lying down
  • Directly over the recumbent saint, against a backdrop of gilded flame, hovered Bernini's angel.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • recumbent = lying down
  • Why, for the latter, of course, for a private discussion, the consul assured her from his recumbent position.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • recumbent = lying down
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • Rise, sir, from this semi-recumbent posture.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • recumbent = lying down; or horizontal
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • ...and sycamores with mottled, white, recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • recumbent = horizontal
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down; or horizontal
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • 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
  • recumbent = lying down
  • Troy recumbent in his wife's lap formed now the sole spectacle in the middle of the spacious room.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • recumbent = lying down
  • It glided noiselessly towards the recumbent woman.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
recumbent = lying down

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