Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Definitions for supine
- Lying on the back, or with the face upward.
- Indolent; listless; inactive; mentally or morally lethargic.
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Citations for supine
On the edge of sleep, I urged my thoughts backward, back to my own back yard, where I lay supine, looking at the stars on a summer night, looking back in time as far as starlight could take me--and a drop of water fell on my forehead.
Days are spent lying supine, crouching or kneeling in that small space, chiseling away at the matrix rock and picking out the nuggets of fossilized resin that are exposed.
Origin of supine
Supine derives from Latin supinus, "lying on the back."