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prostrate
used in War and Peace

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Definition
lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • He was aghast at his hesitation and, trying to arouse his former devotional feeling, prostrated himself before the Gates of the Temple.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (21% in)
  • Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (20% in)
  • Had he forced her to prostrate herself to the ground all night, had he beaten her or made her fetch wood or water, it would never have entered her mind to think her position hard; but this loving despot—the more cruel because he loved her and for that reason tormented himself and her—knew how not merely to hurt and humiliate her deliberately, but to show her that she was always to blame for everything.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (9% in)
  • The smoking shell spun like a top between him and the prostrate adjutant, near a wormwood plant between the field and the meadow.
    Book Ten — 1812 (93% in)
  • Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long-drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (63% in)

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