A never-ending complaint which follows you everywhere is the supineness of the English electorate.
Evidently they had discovered the two figures on the beach, and wondered at their supineness.
Besides, there is another explanation for the supineness that is exhibited towards errors of this description.
I know no mark more irrefragable of the supineness of mankind.'
The strongest and best reason that can be given for our supineness on the subject of slavery, is the fear of dissolving the Union.
He has not breathed a spirit into the people: he has encouraged them to supineness.
Sir Horace, on the other hand, had no idea of letting this supineness on the part of the enemy influence his own policy.
And she procrastinated, ruled by her characteristic quality of supineness.
The effrontery is cyclopean, but our supineness and indifference are deplorable and inexcusable.
Walpole promptly declares, that half the success of Wilkes was owing to the supineness of the ministers.
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.