He had not the least intention of supinely yielding to her foolish belief—it could not be other than that—that she disliked him.
Weakly, supinely, slavishly, America was submitting to British insolence.
Why forget so supinely His failures to remedy the easily remediable?
For weeks we have endured, supinely on our backs, the tyranny of Mrs. Van Asterbilt, the matron of this House.
She looks to me for help and protection, and I supinely sit and grieve when I should be up and doing!
The Chinese had supinely permitted this dangerous power to grow up among their tributaries on the north.
If she supinely resigned herself to the current of circumstance, where would she be carried?
I knew how supinely Appleboro lay in the hollow of a hard hand.
Women of Kansas, all is lost if you sit down and supinely listen to politicians and candidates.
We have, I say, supinely permitted each insult to pass unchallenged.
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.