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1formal(lying on back)to be/lie supine — estar/estar tendido en decúbito supino / dorsal formal
- In his supine position, his gender was obvious.
- From my point of view, it seems I'm lying supine on some sort of a bench or table.
- Below each of the two buildings lies a supine male figure, with feet at left and head at right.
- A supine man is roughly dragged off like a carcass.
- The sounds of a television, which seems tuned to a crime movie, play across an obstructed vision of a rumpled bed, a supine leg and a discarded handgun.
- I lie, sweaty and supine, upon the damp bedclothes.
- Characters speak in unison, repeat phrases obsessively, deliver lines supine on the floor, break up sentences illogically, or mumble sotto voce.
- A supine figure lay motionless under a stack of blankets.
- Eventually I found myself lying supine on top of one of those dilapidated benches between the lockers, pretending to sleep.
- You captured the audience's attention on at least two occasions - while lying supine on the floor, plucking the cello that lay horizontally on top of you, and while playing Bach as you dangled from a balcony.
- But when it came to ‘policing ‘the franchises, the Arts Council proved utterly supine.’
- The same spirit of unimaginative incompetence and weak compromise and supine drift will paralyse trade and business and prevent either financial reorganisation or economic resurgence.
- Share prices then start to rise again, until such time that the market becomes so overvalued that our supine friends emerge once again from their hibernation.
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