supine vs prone

supine prone


  • 1) grammar A type of verbal .
  • 2) In Latin grammar, a verbal used in only a few syntactic constructions and occurring in only two cases, an accusative in -tum or -sum and an ablative in -tū or -sū. The accusative form of the supine is sometimes considered to be the fourth principal part of the Latin verb.
  • 3) (Lat. Gram.) A verbal ; or (according to C.F.Becker), a case of the infinitive mood ending in -um and -u, that in -um being sometimes called the former supine, and that in -u the latter supine.
  • 4) A part of the Latin verb, really a verbal , similar to the English verbals in -ing, with two cases.
  • 5) Sloping or inclined
  • 6) Lethargic; blameworthy indifferent
  • 7) Lying on its back, reclined
  • 8) Passive
  • 9) Lying on the back or having the face upward.
  • 10) Having the palm upward. Used of the hand.
  • 11) Marked by or showing lethargy, passivity, or blameworthy indifference.
  • 12) Leaning backward, or inclining with exposure to the sun; sloping; inclined.
  • 13) Negligent; heedless; indolent; listless.
  • 14) Lying on the back, or with the face upward; -- opposed to prone.
  • 15) lying face upward
  • 16) Supinely.


  • 1) Having a downward inclination or slope.
  • 2) Shooting from a lying down position.
  • 3) Predisposed, liable, inclined.
  • 4) Lying face downward; prostrate (Wikipedia).
  • 5) Having a tendency; inclined. Often used in combination.
  • 6) Lying with the front or face downward.
  • 7) Headlong; running downward or headlong.
  • 8) Inclined; propense; disposed; -- applied to the mind or affections, usually in an ill sense. Followed by to.
  • 9) Prostrate; flat; esp., lying with the face down; -- opposed to supine.
  • 10) Bending forward; inclined; not erect.
  • 11) Sloping, with reference to a line or surface; declivous; inclined; not level.
  • 12) having a tendency (to); often used in combination
  • 13) In a prone manner.


  • 1) Hence this supine retreat is as good or bad as anything else.
  • 2) Does the problem lie with a supine regulator?
  • 3) After this supine retreat White gains complete control of the proceedings.
  • 4) England's second-half performance was utterly supine.
  • 5) Sir, For many years the tax avoidance industry was assisted by a supine attitude on the part of judges.
  • 6) Still, you've got to ask yourself – how supine is a journalist who permits himself to be TOLD if he can or can't write down something he is told?
  • 7) If you are wont to opine: “if you have done nothing wrong, then you have nothing to fear”, you will, of course, remain supine and do nothing.
  • 8) Effects of VIAGRA on Blood Pressure: Single oral doses of sildenafil (100 mg) administered to healthy volunteers produced decreases in supine blood pressure.
  • 9) As long as the remote banks of the Niester were considered as the boundary of the Roman power, the fortifications of the Lower Danube were more carelessly guarded, and the inhabitants of Maesia lived in supine security, fondly conceiving themselves at an inaccessible distance from any barbarian invaders.
  • 10) Then there was President Bush talking about oil, and Hillary Clinton talking about health care, which caused me to realize that if you haven’t lain supine in a claustrophobia-inducing magnetized tunnel while watching Hillary Clinton talk about health care one inch from your eyeballs, well, you just haven’t lived.
  • 11) Active operations have been begun before Petersburg, where the two armies had long lain supine.
  • 12) ‘A supine man is roughly dragged off like a carcass.’
  • 13) ‘A supine figure lay motionless under a stack of blankets.’
  • 14) ‘Below each of the two buildings lies a supine male figure, with feet at left and head at right.’
  • 15) ‘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.’
  • 16) ‘From my point of view, it seems I'm lying supine on some sort of a bench or table.’
  • 17) ‘Eventually I found myself lying supine on top of one of those dilapidated benches between the lockers, pretending to sleep.’
  • 18) ‘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.’
  • 19) ‘In his supine position, his gender was obvious.’
  • 20) ‘Characters speak in unison, repeat phrases obsessively, deliver lines supine on the floor, break up sentences illogically, or mumble sotto voce.’
  • 21) ‘I lie, sweaty and supine, upon the damp bedclothes.’
  • 22) ‘But when it came to ‘policing ‘the franchises, the Arts Council proved utterly supine.’’
  • 23) ‘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.’
  • 24) ‘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.’


  • 1) Recent studies have shown that people prone to nostalgia are better at coping with stress.
  • 2) This will make you less prone to injury.
  • 3) Manufacturers attempt to defend their products by claiming that drivers with access to a big dashboard screen are less prone to fiddling with their smartphones.
  • 4) These would be much less prone to the unpredictable winds than conventional passenger jets and could provide an air bridge from Namibia.
  • 5) Another study questioned hundreds of people about how prone to feeling bored they were, and how much meaning they found in life.
  • 6) Blood pressure usually drops at night, but in many patients this does not happen and these people are particularly prone to further heart problems.
  • 7) Apologies that this cannot ease your current woes, but it will help to make next year's return more straightforward and less prone to postponement.
  • 8) They are also less prone to infections and more likely to recover from disease.
  • 9) Some people seem more prone to this than others.
  • 10) Young adults with the condition are especially prone to skin cancer.
  • 11) It makes passengers more drowsy and therefore less prone to wanting another drink.
  • 12) Some cars and some people are more prone to this problem than others.
  • 13) This advice stems from the fact that a skin graft is prone to sun damage.
  • 14) All this means you will also be less prone to storing calories as fat.
  • 15) Those with sensitive skin that is prone to irritation or women who are pregnant should avoid using it.
  • 16) The survey also lends some foundation to the cliché that women are more prone to lie awake at night than men.
  • 17) Alone, the fine old beech yields to the blast and lies prone on the meadow.
  • 18) England took advantage of such lapses with alacrity but might care to ponder what hopes they hold against teams less prone to error.
  • 19) This is a big advantage in a typical summer, as it will be less prone to blight.
  • 20) A lack of dividing walls meant the ground floors were prone to collapse.
  • 21) People are prone to speak poorly about it, but those of us who were born here understand the nuances.
  • 22) He was clipped by a following horse and lay prone on the track for 45 minutes before being taken to hospital.
  • 23) Return to the prone position.
  • 24) They can be caused by exposure to extreme weather conditions and excessive alcohol intake, but some people are simply prone to them.
  • 25) And choc lovers are 12 per cent less prone to dodgy hearts generally and nine per cent less likely to need hospital treatment for them.
  • 26) You will find me, in general, in a prone position.
  • 27) If your skin is prone to angry, reactive redness, it will pacify things.
  • 28) I could make out the shapes of our Afghan allies, all lying prone and firing their weapons at some unseen target.
  • 29) I. ii.188 (19,2) [There is a prone and speechless dialect] I can scarcely tell what signification to give to the word _prone_.
  • 30) The term prone to in [e] mean s having a tendency to, so it is correct.
  • 31) "At the very least, shouldn't a writer try to shield the kettle of language from further cracks by knowing the meanings of the words he uses?" he asks, querying Cunningham's choice of the word "prone".
  • 32) It doesn't act like being drama prone is all a "girl thing."
  • 33) I would recommend them to anyone with oily or partially oily skin prone to breakouts or to anyone seeking camouflage for minor imperfections, scarring, or discoloration.
  • 34) As a shooter shoots in prone position you can actually see a shockwave travel down there body to their feet and back up.
  • 35) I saw a report on CNN where a woman was rescued from being trapped in collapsed roof and wall debris for two days and what struck me was her odd calm as she was carried prone from a certain, crushing death — as well as her matter-of-fact confidence in a God that Robertson says her people forsook ...
  • 36) ‘Indeed, some people are especially prone to error.’
  • 37) ‘Generally, the link between adrenalin making people more prone to heart failure is not well established.’
  • 38) ‘Passive smoking affects non-smokers and makes them more prone to respiratory infections.’
  • 39) ‘His job relates to interacting with the public and to make the area less prone to crime.’
  • 40) ‘Of the tasks involved in our cases, lymph node searches appear to be especially prone to scalpel injuries.’
  • 41) ‘The devices are meant to make voting easier, more efficient and less prone to error.’
  • 42) ‘Could people who inherit athletic ability also be somehow genetically prone to the disease?’
  • 43) ‘He is, however, also particularly prone to exaggeration, which may make others think of him as ridiculous.’
  • 44) ‘Some of the children became prone to violent outbursts, irritability, nightmares, and insomnia.’
  • 45) ‘The back, neck, and wrists are the most prone to injury, Chan says.’
  • 46) ‘The skin can crack, becoming red and inflamed and leaving it prone to infection.’
  • 47) ‘His mind, so prone to corruption, had been overtaken.’
  • 48) ‘Areas prone to flooding will suffer terribly as sea levels rise over the next century.’
  • 49) ‘She was usually silently stubborn but was on occasion prone to emotional outbursts.’
  • 50) ‘He was an objective conductor, not prone to exaggeration.’
  • 51) ‘First, the rules as written currently are so vague that they are prone to abuse.’
  • 52) ‘The standard cables are fiber optic but are prone to damage by personnel.’
  • 53) ‘Field screens are prone to damage by pests and pathogens.’
  • 54) ‘A man is sometimes very excitable and prone to anger for trivial reasons.’
  • 55) ‘In retrospect, it probably should not have been a surprise that volcanoes are prone to collapse.’
  • 56) ‘You find yourself lying prone on a cold and dusty floor made of stone.’
  • 57) ‘I soon settled in for some rigorous study, busying myself with my alternately prone and prostrate experiments.’
  • 58) ‘Rod lay prone on the sandbar in the firelight, his back hurting him.’
  • 59) ‘Riding boards in a prone position has been around probably longer than standup surfing.’
  • 60) ‘I was stunned and stayed in a prone position for a minute or so.’
  • 61) ‘Rising from his prone position on the bed, he sat on the edge.’
  • 62) ‘I turned to Jack, who was prone on the floor a few feet away.’
  • 63) ‘Valgus stress testing in the supine position or resisted knee flexion in the prone position may reproduce the pain.’
  • 64) ‘Pulmonary capillary wedge pressure was slightly lower in the prone position.’
  • 65) ‘Thin axial slices through the abdomen are obtained in supine and prone positions.’
  • 66) ‘Two of the remaining 27 patients were never placed in the prone position.’
  • 67) ‘No studies were found that evaluated appropriate interventions for patients placed in the prone position.’
  • 68) ‘The recovery of hamstring muscle strength was poorer when subjects were in the prone position.’

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