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prostrate

(of a plant) growing closely along the ground
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"Thanks, thanks," said Monte Cristo, judging from the steward's utter prostration that he could not stretch the cord further without danger of breaking it.
Fouquet alone, but even La Valliere herself; from fury he subsided into despair, and from despair to prostration. After he had thrown himself for a few minutes to and fro convulsively on his bed, his nerveless arms fell quietly down; his head lay languidly on his pillow; his limbs, exhausted with excessive emotion, still trembled occasionally, agitated by muscular contractions; while from his breast faint and infrequent sighs still issued.
But it all ended as such a strain must, in the sort of break which was not yet known as nervous prostration. When I could not sleep after my studies, and the sick headaches came oftener, and then days and weeks of hypochondriacal misery, it was apparent I was not well; but that was not the day of anxiety for such things, and if it was thought best that I should leave work and study for a while, it was not with the notion that the case was at all serious, or needed an uninterrupted cure.
The moment sentence had been pronounced, he allowed himself to be helped out of court in a melancholy state of prostration, and the next morning he left for London.
I must admit that I was in a state bordering upon nervous prostration when I entered the -and-Club, in Algiers, and inquired for Mr.
Peter Sloane sighed and said she hoped my strength would hold out till I got through; and at once I saw myself a hopeless victim of nervous prostration at the end of my third year; Mrs.
It was pitiful to see Cornelius, dumb with grief, and pale from utter prostration, stretch out his head through the iron bars of his window, at the risk of not being able to draw it back again, to try and get a glimpse of the garden on the left spoken of by Rosa, who had told him that its parapet overlooked the river.
As he passed along, the crowd made lowly prostration before the Image.
Afterwards, we were led to a meditation chamber to perform the '108 Bows,' a meditative ritual that involves 108 prostrations. This activity seemed highly laborious at first-and it really was-but we eventually got used to the rhythm and were able to accomplish it.
Templestay offers diverse cultural programs such as 'Yebul'(Buddhist ceremony), '108 bae'(108 prostrations), 'Chamseon'(Seon meditation), 'Conversation with a monk over tea', 'Barugongyang'(formal monastic meal), making a lotus lantern, and other programs.
Muslims are encouraged to offer prayers, ask for forgiveness and prostrations. There are multiple tasks (amaal) to practise during this night explained in the book.
Say what you may, but the ingrained inclination was always present despite prostrations of an enlightened past and present pretentions.