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Definition of "supineness" [supineness]

  • The state of being supine (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "supineness" in a sentence
  • "This supineness is deeply to be regretted, for if Persia could supply good silk the profit to her and to England would be great."
  • "A kind of supineness which has continued half a century, has sue: eeded to this fermentation; but in the reign of Charles III, they shook it ott, and proved tliat the most distinguished svibjcets in a nation are not always the most useless."
  • "In retaliation McCarthy announced he was "breaking" with the Republican leader and accused the President publicly of "weakness and supineness" in ferreting out Communists, indeed claimed he himself had made a terrible mistake -- namely to have voted for Eisenhower in 1952!"