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  • I rose from my supine position, once again propping myself on an elbow to look down at her.†   (source)
  • He lay supine, hands folded on his chest, in total darkness, trapped in the most confined of spaces.†   (source)
  • Supine.†   (source)
  • It tipped its head to examine the supine flesh.†   (source)
  • In fact, the postoperative report was clear that even though our son's prognosis had been grim, the surgery had gone just fine: OPERATIVE REPORT OPERATIVE DATE: 3/5/2003 PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Acute appendicitis POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: Perforated appendicitis and abscess OPERATION: Appendectomy and drainage of abscess SURGEON: Timothy O'Holleran, M.D. DESCRIPTION OF THE OPERATION: The patient was placed in a supine position on the Operating Table.†   (source)
  • Alexander found Pollard lying supine with his leg up in traction, his misery greatly assuaged by a leggy private nurse named Agnes.†   (source)
  • Sister Mary Joseph Praise's left hand lying supine on the table drew Hema's eye.†   (source)
  • Impatient with "supineness," as he said, and ambitious for a command of his own, Burgoyne had sailed for England in early December.†   (source)
  • Awkward mourners who had come from Colombo waited as silent as my supine grandfather while the argument blazed from room to room and down the halls of Rock Hill.†   (source)
  • He lay supine on the ground as the vehicle came to a stop; the driver leaped out, an innocent about to protest his innocence.†   (source)
  • He lay supine upon a stretcher, one arm across his chest, the other, the left, at his side.†   (source)
  • Supine now, eyes half closed, he lay rigid and wet in a pool of sunlight.†   (source)
  • She lay supine on a stretcher.
  • Supine presses," Juju said in a slightly snobbish tone.†   (source)
  • There were twenty or so, prone, supine, draped over curbstones, sitting in the street with woozy looks.†   (source)
  • Walid was supine on the ground.†   (source)
  • A second negotiation was made with the driver, and the assassin was loaded onto the van, supine, strapped to the bamboo.†   (source)
  • There he found his wife and daughter, Chiara supine atop the bed, Irene prone across her breasts, both sleeping soundly.†   (source)
  • He was submerged in a sea of debris, that much he knew, but he could not discern whether he was prone or supine, upright or topsy-turvy.†   (source)
  • Sophie then knew that she was lying flat and supine on the floor while the girl crouched next to her, flourishing a phial of ammonia beneath her nose.†   (source)
  • All night long I had the sensation of helplessness, speechlessness, an inability to move or cry out against the inexorable weight of earth as it was flung in thud-thud-thuding rhythm against my rigidly paralyzed, supine body, a living cadaver being prepared for burial in the sands of Egypt.†   (source)
  • And, as pleased as Howe may have been to see Clinton leave, Clinton had at least served as an antidote to Howe's "supineness."†   (source)
  • If Crome and his colleagues were indefatigable, Poirot seemed to me strangely supine.†   (source)
  • And how her hands lay supine on her lap, the fingers curling a little as though to receive a gift.†   (source)
  • Sebastian supine on the sunny seat in the colonnade, as he was now, and I in a hard chair beside him, trying to draw the fountain.†   (source)
  • …and profound intensity as though she actually had some intimation gained from that rapport with the fluid cradle of events (time) which she had acquired or cultivated by listening beyond closed doors not to what she heard there but by becoming supine and receptive, incapable of either discrimination or opinion or incredulity, to the pre-fever's temperature of disaster which makes soothsayers and sometimes makes them right, of the future catastrophe in which the ogre-face of her…†   (source)
  • Her hands, which had been clenched into fists and pressed together at the level of her breast, opened slowly at the words, and reached out, supine and slightly cupped, but with the wrists still against her own body as though expectation were humble or hopeless.†   (source)
  • …and ancient curious pleasures of the flesh (which is all: there is nothing else) which her white sisters of a mushroom yesterday flee from in moral and outraged horror—a principle which, where her white sister must needs try to make an economic matter of it like someone who insists upon installing a counter or a scales or a safe in a store or business for a certain percentage of the profits, reigns, wise supine and all-powerful, from the sunless and silken bed which is her throne.†   (source)
  • [supine] No I haven't.†   (source)
  • She was supine under a little oak, resting after the fury of her elder-hunting, and had taken off the high-heeled slippers she had been silly enough to wear.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • She lay supine, and straight as an arrow, on the sloping sod of this hill-top, gazing up into the blue miles of sky, and still retaining her warm hold of Jude's hand.†   (source)
  • It stands in front of a clump of trees round which the drive sweeps to the house, which is partly visible through them: indeed Tanner, standing in the drive with the car on his right hand, could get an unobstructed view of the west corner of the house on his left were he not far too much interested in a pair of supine legs in blue serge trousers which protrude from beneath the machine.†   (source)
  • Then the sly author of the immortal Chapter on Christianity: "How shall we excuse the supine inattention of the Pagan and philosophic world, to those evidences [miracles] which were presented by Omnipotence?†   (source)
  • Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?†   (source)
  • In the ruffled mane, the rider's breezy hair and erect attitude, there was a suggestion of suddenly arrested motion, of strength, courage, and youthful buoyancy that contrasted sharply with the supine grace of the 'Dolce far Niente' sketch.†   (source)
  • This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.†   (source)
  • Susan was only acting on the same truths, and pursuing the same system, which her own judgment acknowledged, but which her more supine and yielding temper would have shrunk from asserting.†   (source)
  • He found Prince Hektor, Priam's son, no longer supine but just now recovered, sitting up, able to see and know his friends' faces around him; his hard panting and sweating had been eased.†   (source)
  • But the most dangerous effect of the exhaustion steadily gaining on all engaged in the fight against the epidemic did not consist in their relative indifference to outside events and the feelings of others, but in the slackness and supineness that they allowed to invade their personal lives.†   (source)
  • It is a canvas deck chair, mended and faded and sagged so long to the shape of Hightower's body that even when empty it seems to hold still in ghostly embrace the owner's obese shapelessness; approaching, Byron thinks how the mute chair evocative of disuse and supineness and shabby remoteness from the world, is somehow the symbol and the being too of the man himself.†   (source)
  • Thus far I had succumbed supinely to this imperious domination.†   (source)
  • In his almost inexplicable apathy he was content to droop supinely while Carrie drifted out of his life, just as he was willing supinely to see opportunity pass beyond his control.†   (source)
  • Towards the second evening she reached the irregular chalk table-land or plateau, bosomed with semi-globular tumuli—as if Cybele the Many-breasted were supinely extended there—which stretched between the valley of her birth and the valley of her love.†   (source)
  • When he returned, to understand how Fanny was situated, and perceived its ill effects, there seemed with him but one thing to be done; and that "Fanny must have a horse" was the resolute declaration with which he opposed whatever could be urged by the supineness of his mother, or the economy of his aunt, to make it appear unimportant.†   (source)
  • In the supineness of her conscience she even took her repugnance towards her husband for aspirations towards her lover, the burning of hate for the warmth of tenderness; but as the tempest still raged, and as passion burnt itself down to the very cinders, and no help came, no sun rose, there was night on all sides, and she was lost in the terrible cold that pierced her.†   (source)
  • The fact that he got through his supines without mistake the next day, encouraged him to persevere in this appendix to his prayers, and neutralized any scepticism that might have arisen from Mr. Stelling's continued demand for Euclid.†   (source)
  • The tumuli these had left behind, dun and shagged with heather, jutted roundly into the sky from the uplands, as though they were the full breasts of Diana Multimammia supinely extended there.†   (source)
  • But one day, when he had broken down, for the fifth time, in the supines of the third conjugation, and Mr. Stelling, convinced that this must be carelessness, since it transcended the bounds of possible stupidity, had lectured him very seriously, pointing out that if he failed to seize the present golden opportunity of learning supines, he would have to regret it when he became a man,—Tom, more miserable than usual, determined to try his sole resource; and that evening, after his usual…†   (source)
  • Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?†   (source)
  • I could smell the curves of the river beyond the dusk and I saw the last light supine and tranquilupon tideflats like pieces ofbroken mirror, then beyond them lightsbegan in the pale clear air, trembling a little like butterflies hoveringa long way off.†   (source)
  • Certain possible inventions of which he had cogitated when reclining in a state of supine repletion to aid digestion, stimulated by his appreciation of the importance of inventions now common but once revolutionary, for example, the aeronautic parachute, the reflecting telescope, the spiral corkscrew, the safety pin, the mineral water siphon, the canal lock with winch and sluice, the suction pump.†   (source)
  • On earth supine, a manly corpse he lies; His vest and armor are the victor's prize.†   (source)
  • If the power of affording it be placed under the direction of the Union, there will be no danger of a supine and listless inattention to the dangers of a neighbor, till its near approach had superadded the incitements of selfpreservation to the too feeble impulses of duty and sympathy.†   (source)
  • When he took note of some delay that I made before answering, he fell again supine, and forth appeared no more.†   (source)
  • And down from the ridge of the hard bank, supine he gave himself to the sloping rock that closes one of the sides of the next pit.†   (source)
  • Thou see'st the foe secure; how faintly shine Their scatter'd fires! the most, in sleep supine Along the ground, an easy conquest lie: The wakeful few the fuming flagon ply; All hush'd around.†   (source)
  • Some folk were lying supine on the ground, some were seated all crouched up, and others were going about continually.†   (source)
  • The god was wroth, and at his temples threw A branch in Lethe dipp'd, and drunk with Stygian dew: The pilot, vanquish'd by the pow'r divine, Soon clos'd his swimming eyes, and lay supine.†   (source)
  • " 'Not unreveng'd Ulysses bore their fate, Nor thoughtless of his own unhappy state; For, gorg'd with flesh, and drunk with human wine While fast asleep the giant lay supine, Snoring aloud, and belching from his maw His indigested foam, and morsels raw; We pray; we cast the lots, and then surround The monstrous body, stretch'd along the ground: Each, as he could approach him, lends a hand To bore his eyeball with a flaming brand.†   (source)
  • They found the careless host dispers'd upon the plain, Who, gorg'd, and drunk with wine, supinely snore.†   (source)
  • This mode has, in such cases, vastly the advantage of elections by the people in their collective capacity, where the activity of party zeal, taking the advantage of the supineness, the ignorance, and the hopes and fears of the unwary and interested, often places men in office by the votes of a small proportion of the electors.†   (source)
  • Backward he fell; and, as his fate design'd, The ruins of an altar were behind: There, pitching on his shoulders and his head, Amid the scatt'ring fires he lay supinely spread.†   (source)
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