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prostrate
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • I made my acknowledgements by prostrating myself at his majesty's feet: but he commanded me to rise; and after many gracious expressions, which, to avoid the censure of vanity, I shall not repeat, he added, "that he hoped I should prove a useful servant, and well deserve all the favours he had already conferred upon me, or might do for the future."
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (43% in)
  • We were boarded about the same time by both the pirates, who entered furiously at the head of their men; but finding us all prostrate upon our faces (for so I gave order), they pinioned us with strong ropes, and setting guard upon us, went to search the sloop.
    Part 3 — A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, .... (2% in)
  • I was forced to wait above an hour for the tide; and then observing the wind very fortunately bearing toward the island to which I intended to steer my course, I took a second leave of my master: but as I was going to prostrate myself to kiss his hoof, he did me the honour to raise it gently to my mouth.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (81% in)

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