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Supine

 

a nominal (nonpredicative) verb form in Latin; the term also refers to functionally or etymologically similar forms in Rumanian, Moldavian, and a number of Slavic languages, including Old Church Slavonic, Old Czech, Slovene, and Lower Wendish. In Latin, the supine in the accusative functions as an adverb, for example, miserunt consultum (“they sent to ask”). In the ablative, it functions as an object attached to an adjective, for example, iucundus cognitu (“pleasing to know”). In the Slavic languages, the supine functions as an adverbial modifier of purpose, for example, in Old Church Slavonic cheso vidĕt” izidete (“what have you come out to see?”).

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Yes men" and "yes women," who "agree[d] supinely and entirely with bosses, political leaders, fad pushers and even gang leaders" (Laird, 1933), and Albion college freshmen, who tended to "accept [sic] the standards and ideals of the group without question" (uncredited, 1938), were causes for concern.
As long as Americans supinely suffer conniving politicians and greedy special-interest groups to tell them who is going to run the government and how it is going to be run--and especially what "emergency powers" public officials supposedly have, and as a consequence what rights common Americans do not have--then those unjust and abusive powers will expand exponentially, and the rights necessary for the perpetuation of a free society will diminish to nonexistence.
3,4) Both systolic and diastolic readings will be 2-3 mm higher with the patient seated as compared to positioning supinely.
This second disjunction is brought about by the fact that the WHO traditionally measures its children supinely up to that age and then measures them standing thereafter.
No one has yet successfully convicted him a heretic for not accepting supinely the wisdom of the belief that "the science of climate change" is settled and cannot be questioned.
He made generalizations about the English that, if he had made them about practically any other group, would have landed him in court on a charge of incitement to racial hatred, while he berated the Welsh for their insufficiently militant nationalism, supinely preferring their own individual material advancement and comfort to the cause.
With a setlist of songs that quickly curled around the spine, they were bright, accelerated and vivid on Autobahn one minute and then supinely luminescent on Lost Pigeon Bones the next.
Alexis de Tocqueville warned against a "democratic despotism", meaning not crude majoritarian rule but an apathetic majority supinely surrendering power to elite minorities.
French painters from Poussin to Lemoyne himself had drawn copiously on the Metamorphoses, but Boucher's pictures from Ovid are so close to the text that it is unlikely that he supinely followed an iconographic tradition.
It is at times like this that Birmingham looks to its political establishment for firm leadership, but the city council's Cabinet supinely chose to discuss the Rep crisis in secret session yesterday on the grounds of its 'sensitivity'.
Will the conference of bishops supinely acquiesce to the continuance of this process or will some or any speak up for change?
At the same time they are traumatized by the disappointment which their "sceptre" has produced in women, who formerly either were unfamiliar with it or made it the subject of myths while accepting it supinely.