Thesaurus / lain


But this morning the energy of life which for those two weeks had lain dormant in him, began to stir again.

Dodo's DaughterE. F. Benson

Some light was being shed upon much that had lain in darkness.

The Lion's SkinRafael Sabatini

Jones—On the bed; but there was no sheets: it was a flock-bed, and nobody had lain there a great while.

Nor was it ever recorded that such powerful armies, with their camps pitched so near together, had ever lain so quiet.

The little limp-backed Bible had lain flung open on the ground in the midst of the other trinkets.

The Lions of the LordHarry Leon Wilson

Even the shot cartridges, the cases of which were of paper, had not lain long enough to become wholly permeated.

Farthest NorthFridtjof Nansen

Don Joaquin was only asserting his dignity, that had lain a little in abeyance while he was listening to her explanations.

MariquitaJohn Ayscough

How many hundred nights has I lain an' racked my head to think what I could do to cheat the churchyard of my little one?

During eighteen months it had lain beneath their gaze every hour of the day, yet they knew not a stone of it.

A Love EpisodeEmile Zola

Only that very morning she had lain on her felt rug in the usual corner, and we had breakfasted together.


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