View definitions for prostrate


adjective as in flat, horizontal

adjective as in helpless

verb as in fall on knees; submit


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Example Sentences

Mules pulled ramshackle carts, children played outside mud houses, burqa-shrouded women lay prostrate and begging in the middle of dusty roads.

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Prostrate she fell on the floor; but hearing a waiter say, 'Up stairs, madam, you may have a room to yourself.'

Prostrate or ascending, much branched; leaves round-obovate to rhomboidal, 3–10 long.

Prostrate beside him, Sembobitis and Menkera worshipped, their faces touching the stone.

Prostrate under the dread of death, her innermost nature—stripped of the concealments of her later life—was revealed to view.

Prostrate by his side lay the prince, in a state of insensibility, the blood faintly oozing from a wound in his arm.

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On this page you'll find 177 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prostrate, such as: reclining, procumbent, prone, recumbent, and supine.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.