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Definitions of recumbent

  1. Recumbency. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. Recumbently. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Leaning; reclining; lying; as, the recumbent posture of the Romans at their meals. Hence, figuratively; Resting; inactive; idle. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Lying back: reclining: idle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. RECUMBENCE, RECUMBENCY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Lying back; reclining. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. Reclining; leaning. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Leaning; reclining; idle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for recumbent

  1. My further musings were interrupted at this moment for the individual to whom I had been so complimentary in my revery, slowly arose from his recumbent position, flung his loose mantle carelessly across his left shoulder, and pushing open the sash- door, entered my chamber. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  2. Having been severely wounded in the thigh but a few days previously, he caused himself to be carried upon a litter in a recumbent position in front of his troops, and was everywhere seen, encouraging their exertions, and exposing himself, crippled as he was, to the whole brunt of the battle. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
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