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prostrate
used in The Aeneid

8 uses
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Definition
lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • The subject world shall Rome's dominion own, And, prostrate, shall adore the nation of the gown.
    Book 1 (36% in)
  • Prostrate we fell; confess'd the present god, Who gave this answer from his dark abode: 'Undaunted youths, go, seek that mother earth From which your ancestors derive their birth.
    Book 3 (13% in)
  • Our way we bend To Pallas, and the sacred hill ascend; There prostrate to the fierce virago pray, Whose temple was the landmark of our way.
    Book 3 (75% in)
  • Exulting in bright arms, he braves the prince: With his protended lance he makes defense; Bears back his feeble foe; then, pressing on, Arrests his better hand, and drags him down; Stands o'er the prostrate wretch, and, as he lay, Vain tales inventing, and prepar'd to pray, Mows off his head: the trunk a moment stood, Then sunk, and roll'd along the sand in blood.
    Book 10 (59% in)
  • But Cynthia's maid, high seated, from afar Surveys the field, and fortune of the war, Unmov'd a while, till, prostrate on the plain, Welt'ring in blood, she sees Camilla slain, And, round her corpse, of friends and foes a fighting train.
    Book 11 (92% in)
  • The Latians unconcern'd shall see the fight; This arm unaided shall assert your right: Then, if my prostrate body press the plain, To him the crown and beauteous bride remain."
    Book 12 (2% in)
  • The prostrate body with his knees he press'd, And plung'd his holy poniard in his breast.
    Book 12 (33% in)
  • Fierce Turnus view'd the Trojan from afar, And launch'd his jav'lin from his lofty car; Then lightly leaping down, pursued the blow, And, pressing with his foot his prostrate foe, Wrench'd from his feeble hold the shining sword, And plung'd it in the bosom of its lord.
    Book 12 (38% in)

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