Definition of Resupine

1. Adjective. Lying face upward.

Exact synonyms: Supine
Similar to: Unerect

Definition of Resupine

1. a. Lying on the back; supine; hence, careless.

Definition of Resupine

1. Adjective. Lying on the back; supine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Resupine

1. lying on the back [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Resupine

resummations
resummed
resummon
resummoned
resummoning
resummons
resumption
resumptions
resumptive
resumptive pronoun
resumptive pronouns
resumptively
resupinate
resupinated
resupination
resupine (current term)
resupplied
resupplies
resupply
resupplying
resurface
resurfaced
resurfacer
resurfacers
resurfaces
resurfacing
resurge
resurged
resurgence
resurgences

Literary usage of Resupine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"... resupine?) about as long as the petals, attenuate and distinctly three-nerved or ribbed along the claw, very much dilated at the summit, very obtuse, ..."

2. Flora Indica, Or, Descriptions of Indian Plants by William Roxburgh (1832)
"Flowers resupine. Legume two-seeded. A native of the Moluccas, and reared in the Botanic garden at Calcutta from seed received from those islands in 1798. ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"... once more flung resupine, lies sprawling; sprawling its last. Such was the First of Prairial, 20th of May, 1795. ..."

4. The Bookman (1890)
"... oared their flexile way ; Some were borne half resupine On the aerial hyaline." One is certainly tempted by fatigue, or by enjoyment, to go no further ..."

5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1892)
"... to lay one's self resupine on a grassy bank; to forget that that letter to Smith is not yet written ; that bill of Jones's has yet to be paid; ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1837)
"... silent laid him down; Then every rower to his bench repair'd, They drew the loosen'd cable from its hold In the drill'd rock, and resupine at once, ..."

7. The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle (1867)
"... once more flung resupine, lies sprawling, sprawling its last. Such was the First of Prairial, 20th of May, 1795. Second and Third of Prairial, ..."

8. The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle (1892)
"... once more flung resupine, lies sprawling; sprawling its last. Such was the First of Prairial, 20th of May 1795. Second and Third of Prairial, ..."

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