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prostrate
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • Perhaps there was something in that sound more than the mere fact of the strong vibration that produced the instantaneous effect on the frame of the prostrate man, and for the time completely shook off the obstruction of paralysis.
    3.4 — Book 3 Chapter 4 — A Vanishing Gleam (19% in)
  • ...risk to let him remain where he was than to remove him to Luke's cottage,—a plan which the good Luke had proposed to Mrs. Tulliver, thinking it would be very bad if the master were "to waken up" at the noise of the sale; and the wife and children had sat imprisoned in the silent chamber, watching the large prostrate figure on the bed, and trembling lest the blank face should suddenly show some response to the sounds which fell on their own ears with such obstinate, painful repetition.
    3.6 — Book 3 Chapter 6 — Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice.... (6% in)
  • Maggie had been kept on her bed at York for a day with that prostrating headache which was likely to follow on the terrible strain of the previous day and night.
    7.1 — Book 7 Chapter 1 — The Return to the Mill (17% in)
  • And Dorlcote churchyard—where the brick grave that held a father whom we know, was found with the stone laid prostrate upon it after the flood—had recovered all its grassy order and decent quiet.
    7.5 — Book 7 Chapter 5 — The Last Conflict (97% in)

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