In effect, an overreaching administration and a supine FISC are ginning up a secret constitution.
On closer examination, this is not the hand of a supine victim.
Is the assembly to be deemed indifferent or supine because it refuses to act on the testimony of a solitary witness?
He began to sink slowly back into the blankets, supine and inert.
And I do not wish them, or anything you have, or have not, to make you discontented; I only pray you not to be supine.
Erect or supine, these colossal statues were strewn all over the island.
Mr. supine was fast asleep, and his pupil triumphed in his successful frolic.
The supine position, as in the adult, is imposed only at night.
But here in America, "the colourless shadow land of fiction," is there no tragedy in Gilead for souls not supine?
In this supine, hopeless state, the priest could in no way prevail on him.
c.1500, from Latin supinus "turned or thrown backwards, inactive, indolent," related to sub "under" (see sub-). The grammatical use for "Latin verbal noun formed from the past participle stem" is from Late Latin supinum verbum "supine verb," perhaps so called because, though furnished with a noun case ending, it "falls back" on the verb.
supine su·pine (sōō-pīn', sōō'pīn')
Lying on the back; having the face upward.
Having the palm of the hand or sole of the foot upward.