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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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lying down face upward
  • Supine he tumbles on the crimson sands, Before his helpless friends, and native bands, And spreads for aid his unavailing hands.
    Book 4 (95% in)
  • Wild with his pain, he sought the bright abodes, There sullen sat beneath the sire of gods, Show'd the celestial blood, and with a groan Thus pour'd his plaints before the immortal throne: "Can Jove, supine, flagitious facts survey, And brook the furies of this daring day?
    Book 5 (95% in)
  • Supine he fell: those arms which Mars before Had given the vanquish'd, now the victor bore: But when old age had dimm'd Lycurgus' eyes, To Ereuthalion he consign'd the prize.
    Book 7 (34% in)
  • This said, Pisander from the car he cast, And pierced his breast: supine he breathed his last.
    Book 11 (22% in)
  • Antilochus, as Thoon turn'd him round, Transpierced his back with a dishonest wound: The hollow vein, that to the neck extends Along the chine, his eager javelin rends: Supine he falls, and to his social train Spreads his imploring arms, but spreads in vain.
    Book 13 (66% in)
  • Oilean Ajax first his javelin sped, Pierced by whose point the son of Enops bled; (Satnius the brave, whom beauteous Neis bore Amidst her flocks on Satnio's silver shore;) Struck through the belly's rim, the warrior lies Supine, and shades eternal veil his eyes.
    Book 14 (85% in)
  • Against the margin of his ample shield He struck his hasty foot: his heels up-sprung; Supine he fell; his brazen helmet rung.
    Book 15 (86% in)
  • Then as the mountain oak, or poplar tall, Or pine (fit mast for some great admiral) Nods to the axe, till with a groaning sound It sinks, and spreads its honours on the ground, Thus fell the king; and laid on earth supine, Before his chariot stretch'd his form divine: He grasp'd the dust distain'd with streaming gore, And, pale in death, lay groaning on the shore.
    Book 16 (58% in)
  • Supine, and wildly gazing on the skies, With faint, expiring breath, the chief replies: "Vain boaster! cease, and know the powers divine!
    Book 16 (97% in)
  • He said; and, straining, heaved him off the ground With matchless strength; that time Ulysses found The strength to evade, and where the nerves combine His ankle struck: the giant fell supine; Ulysses, following, on his bosom lies; Shouts of applause run rattling through the skies.
    Book 23 (80% in)
  • And now supine, now prone, the hero lay, Now shifts his side, impatient for the day: Then starting up, disconsolate he goes Wide on the lonely beach to vent his woes.
    Book 24 (4% in)

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