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adjective as in lying

noun as in lying down

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“My children are traumatised,” Than Dar told a group of reporters in front a large reclining Buddha.

“There is a simple solution to save us from our worst selves: Get rid of reclining seats,” opined CNN commentator Maria Cardona.

“If a reclining seat fails to latch properly it has to be taken out of service,” says Mann, costing the airline even more.

Three planes have been forced to divert because of fights over reclining seats.

In another, a woman swore at the reclining passenger in front of her and screamed for the pilot to “put this plane down.”

Robert was out there under the shed, reclining in the shade against the sloping keel of the overturned boat.

She found the sick woman wrapped up in a warm dressing-gown, reclining languidly in a large easy chair.

He was reclining far back in the luxurious chair, holding a glass of champagne to the light.

A tall, delicate-looking man, was reclining in his dressing-gown on a sofa, with a book in his hand.

It had two pilasters of stone cut in facets, and the coping represented a reclining woman holding a cornucopia.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to reclining, such as: flat, leaning, loner, troglodyte, decumbent, and recumbent.

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