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Word: supine

Definition: lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision


Sentences Containing 'supine'

Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?
Nothing, therefore, can be more contrary than such a philosophy to the supine indolence of the mind, its rash arrogance, its lofty pretensions, and its superstitious credulity.
This whale is not dead; he is only dispirited; out of sorts, perhaps; hypochondriac; and so supine, that the hinges of his jaw have relaxed, leaving him there in that ungainly sort of plight, a reproach to all his tribe, who must, no doubt, imprecate lock-jaws upon him.

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::: wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
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::: sovereign - ruler in a monarchy; ADJ: (of a country) independent and self-governing; having supreme power; supreme; excellent
::: exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
::: ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
::: pantomime - acting without dialogue; V.
::: commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
::: witless - lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic