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prostrate
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

4 uses
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Definition
lying down - typically face downward on the ground as in submission
  • "Sir John d'Urberville—that's who I am," continued the prostrate man.
    1 — The Maiden (5% in)
  • An inner cloud of dust rose around the prostrate figures amid the general one of the room, in which a twitching entanglement of arms and legs was discernible.
    1 — The Maiden (85% in)
  • The next pillar was isolated; others composed a trilithon; others were prostrate, their flanks forming a causeway wide enough for a carriage; and it was soon obvious that they made up a forest of monoliths grouped upon the grassy expanse of the plain.
    7 — Fulfilment (84% in)
  • Turning, he saw over the prostrate columns another figure; then before he was aware, another was at hand on the right, under a trilithon, and another on the left.
    7 — Fulfilment (91% in)

There are no more uses of "prostrate" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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