How to use Supine in a sentence as an adjective

There could be many reasons for European leaders to be so supine, mostly I imagine it's pressure from the US and not wishing to be made a pariah, but also they are engaged in their own spying which is just as pervasive as the NSA, and to a great or lesser extent are reliant on the NSA for intelligence - most of the governments of Europe are partnered with the NSA on some level since Echelon and integration is probably tighter now, many have US bases on their soil. They have absolutely no interest in seeing any more revelations about the global surveillance network they have helped to create.

Colour me unsurprised - the courts have long shown that if political embarrassment is an issue, they are completely supine.

Nabokov: I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question.

The very reason why coding standards exist, after all, is because what we write in programming languages must be understandable to other people, no less than to the computer, and supine permissiveness as regards writing style impairs the legibility of one's code for the other people who must also read it. Granted, it takes more effort to live up to the coding style required by whatever project one happens to be working on, just as it takes more effort to express a thought in Wallace's "SWE" than in whatever corrupt vernacular happens to be one's native pidgin.

Personally, culture has given me a strong impression that supine is normal and prone would be bizarre. Where's this "prone" idea coming from?

The erect or supine images are sort of scripted in ones mind after a while. It's the semi erect child with ankylosing spondylitis or some such thing that cause distraction.

Practicing the "semi-supine position" has basically saved my lower back.

Even collapsing left-right symmetries, there is still a half-circle of potential orientations between supine and prone. And even that ignores the multiple possible limb orientations.

Wow. The NYR reporting about the supine posture of the national press has been fantastic, and this is another example, one of the most revealing I've read.

Tech and software industry is supine because there are not hackers not even great programmers. It's hard to find a programmer developing software outside the office.

Giant Loic LeMeur head surrounded by smiling, supine employees. It just screams "we just got ****** by the alpha male."

Html > Orthostatic hypotension is defined as a decrease in systolic blood pressure of 20 mm Hg or a decrease in diastolic blood pressure of 10 mm Hg within three minutes of standing when compared with blood pressure from the sitting or supine position. Most people, then, have less of a decrease in blood pressure than that between supine and standing.

But Lying down is good especially for those with spine problems but I find it problematic to work in more or less a supine position. Blood pressure lowers as compared to the sitting position and this can have effects on work performance and even induce sleepiness.

I would equally blame the stagnant and supine institutions on the other side of the Atlantic that obsess over preserving the status quo while providing no meaningful alternative to American leadership. Whether it's culture, innovation, finance, it's all the same.

Supine definitions


lying face upward

See also: resupine


offering no resistance; "resistless hostages"; "No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried"- Theodore Roosevelt

See also: resistless unresisting