lying down

see take lying down. Also see lie down.

Words Nearby lying down

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How to use lying down in a sentence

  • "We'll have to leave the door open, it's so hot," said Henry, lying down with a tired sigh.

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Yes, I knew he would not be in, and so we left him lying down on the bench in the cloister till dinner was over.

    The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
  • The other, calmer, lying down indolently, requires some little encouragement from his Auvergnoise attendant.

    The Nabob | Alphonse Daudet
  • Three of my men popped over it in the dark, within 100 yards of some Germans who were lying down firing at us.

  • The 10th Division was Corps reserve and was lying down in mass about the old Hill 10 in the scrub.