I am stripped of all my honours; I am torn up by the roots and lie prostrate on the earth..
We went out to see the hero that had withstood so many tempests, and it wrung my heart to see him prostrate who had mightily striven and was now mightily fallen.
I tell you again that the recollection of the manner in which I saw the queen of France in 1774, and the contrast between that brilliancy, splendour and beauty, with the prostrate homage of a nation to her, and the abominable scene of 1789 which I was describing, did draw tears from me and wetted my paper.
21 represents Athena in the act of striking a prostrate giant; fig.
In Sura 6 of the Majmu` the Nosairi says: "I make for the Door, I prostrate myself before the Name, I worship the Idea."
With the exception of Talleyrand, after 1808 he would have about him only mediocre people, without initiative, prostrate at the feet of the giant:
The embattled castle contains the two-handed sword of Sir Almeric Tristram, the Anglo-Norman conqueror of the hill of Howth, and a portrait of Dean Swift holding one of the Drapier letters, with Wood, the coiner against whom he directed these attacks, prostrate before him.
The smoking shell spun like a top between him and the prostrate adjutant, near a wormwood plant between the field and the meadow.
Only when the victim ceased to struggle and his cries changed to a long- drawn, measured death rattle did the crowd around his prostrate, bleeding corpse begin rapidly to change places.
These are sparsely clothed with prostrate pitch pine, scrub oak and laurel.
The Perfect formed the ordained priesthood, were women no less than men, and controlled the church; they received from the Believers unquestioning obedience, and as vessels of election in whom the Holy Spirit already dwelt, they were adored by the faithful, who were taught to prostrate themselves before them whenever they asked for their prayers.
The many and extraordinary monuments of aqueous energy include massive columns wrenched from their place in the ceiling and prostrate on the floor; the Hollow Column, 40 ft.
5), Ramalina, &c., or prostrate, as in Alectoria jubata, var.
Italy seemed to lie prostrate before the emperor, who commanded her for the first time from the south as well as from the north, In 1227 Frederick, who h1d promised to lead a crusade, was excommunicated by Gregory IX.
Thereupon the pope, having accomplished his own ends, made alliance with the Venetians, who were now prostrate at his feet, and, with them, the Spaniards and the Swiss, fought against the French at Ravenna in 1512.
He had to take a solemn oath to abdicate if his two rivals would do the same, and this concession, which was not very sincere, gained him for the last time the honour of seeing Sigismund prostrate at his feet (March 2, 1415).
Portulaca splendens: half-hardy, 6 in., crimson, rose, yellow, white, &c., single and double; splendid prostrate plants for sunny rockwork.
chevrefeuille), botanical name Lonicera, a genus of climbing, erect or prostrate shrubs, of the natural order Caprifoliaceee, so named after the 16th-century German botanist Adam Lonic2r.
An unclean person is universally a slothful one, one who sits by a stove, whom the sun shines on prostrate, who reposes without being fatigued.
He throws himself prostrate on the ground, with every feather on his body standing up and quivering; but he seems as if he were afraid of coming too near his mistress.
Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.
What followed in the second and third years of the Celman administration can only adequately be described as a debauchery of the national honour, of the national resources, of the rights of Argentines as citizens of the republic. Buenos Aires was still prostrate under the crushing blow of the misfortunes of 1880, and lacked strength and power of organization necessary to raise any effective protest against the proceedings of Celman and his friends when the true character of these proceedings was first understood.
This event is referred to by Aristophanes in the Clouds (212), where the old farmer, on being shown Euboea on the map "lying outstretched in all its length," remarks, - "I know; we laid it prostrate under Pericles."
Groups of large prostrate junipers make a fine contrast.
lieen, women children, all lay prostrate like ears of corn under a tempest.
Both Tresarrieu and Janniro hit the deck in the resultant melee and for a short time, there was concern for prostrate Adams.
Leo feigned for a while to be on their side, but on the 2nd of February 815, in the sanctuary of St Sophia, publicly refused to prostrate himself before the images, with the approbation of the army and of many bishops who were iconoclasts at heart.
Creeping Vervain (Zapania) - Z. nodiflora is a pretty, spreading trailer, with prostrate stems 2 or 3 feet in length, which late in summer bear small round heads of little purplish flowers.
Some of the true perennials, and particularly the prostrate ones, are shy seeders, but the tall ones seed freely.
Lamarckiana, prostrate, as in trichocalyx and caespitosa, and white flowers, as in the two last named, while coronopifolia and speciosa often change with age to pink or rose.
The stems are prostrate, 18 inches to 3 feet long, sea-green in color; flowers in summer, purple fading to blue.
It is hardy, and valuable as a rock plant from its prostrate habit and the fine blue of its flowers.
It is sometimes grown as L. fruticosum, but the true L. fruticosum is a little bush, and not prostrate.
America, its stout leathery fronds once cut to the midrib being 4 or 5 feet long, and produced on stout red stalks from a prostrate fleshy stem or trunk.
The vigorous shoots are prostrate, so that it is seen to greater advantage when its long heads of crimson and rosy flowers droop over rocks.
American trailer, 3 to 4 inches high, with slender prostrate shoots and concealed flowers.
Its prostrate stems bear deeply toothed leaves of dull green, with small crowded spikes of white or purplish flowers in early spring, when they are much sought by bees.
America, with prostrate downy stems and clear yellow flowers, sometimes 5 inches in diameter, and borne freely.
The plants differ in habit, some being nearly prostrate, and others erect or drooping, though the largest are not much over 2 feet high; their fruits also vary in density and texture.
Prostrex is formulated to help reduce inflammation and enlargement of the prostrate.
out the libation amidst the blare of trumpets, and the singers lifted up their voice and all the people fell prostrate in prayer till he descended and raised his hands in blessing, the slaves of the Greek or the Persian forgot for a moment their bondage and knew that the day of their redemption was near (Ecclus.
The most important ruins are those of the cathedral, with its magnificent columns of rose-coloured granite, now prostrate.
Poetry must be conceived as a violent attack on unknown forces, to reduce and prostrate them before man.
For the best results the narrowly conical to columnar shape needs to be balanced with other rounded and prostrate forms.
The regionally rare prostrate juniper grows on some cliffs.
littered only with the prostrate corpses of our loathsome enemies.
prostrate on the floor inside the penalty area.
prostrate on the ground with the rain pouring down.
prostrate at the feet of the Civil magistrate, 1840.
prostrate juniper grows on some cliffs.
prostrate cancer over the past few years.
prostrate figure of a man.
prostrate body on the abandoned runway #5.
You see them bowing and falling down prostrate (in prayer ), seeking bounty from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure.
They do not prostrate themselves in the worship of any supposed deity or follow the teachings of any guru.
While the plant in Spain was completely prostrate in my alpine house it became bushier.
Unusually satirical today, he plies the unwilling veil across, now prostrate in humility.
Men, women children, all lay prostrate like ears of corn under a tempest.
I would ride over thee. ' The cook fell prostrate, then turned over on his back.
The Establishment shown to be laid prostrate at the feet of the Civil magistrate, 1840.
prostrate in worship.
prostrate with grief at her death.
The Doctor was then hastily summoned, who, arriving on the scene, administered a wonderful pill which revived the prostrate foeman.
His Vindication appeared in February 1779; and, as Milman remarks, " this single discharge from the ponderous artillery of learning and sarcasm laid prostrate the whole disorderly squadron " of his rash and feeble assailants.'
P. vacciniifolium, 6 to to in., is a pretty prostrate subshrubby species, with handsome rose-pink flowers, suitable for rockwork, and prefers boggy soil; P. affine (Brunonis), I ft., deep rose, is a showy border plant, flowering in the late summer; P. cuspidatum, 8 to To ft., is a grand object for planting where a screen is desired, as it suckers abundantly, and its tall spotted stems and handsome cordate leaves have quite a noble appearance.
Evans clubs the prostrate Irving with this book; [ Mr Irving 's] website depicts the Professor as a cartoon skunk.
As the stems are prostrate, a good effect will come from planting them where the roots may descend into deep earth, and the shoots fall over the face of rocks at about the level of the eye.
Blue Rock Bindweed (Convolvulus Mauritanicus) - A beautiful, prostrate, twining plant from N.
In New Zealand and the Norfolk Islands it grows from 12 to 25 feet high under favourable conditions, but when growing in exposed, rocky places it is often a prostrate shrub or low bush.
Brittle Hairbell (Campanula Fragilis) - The young branches are coated with soft down; the flowering branches prostrate, 12 or 15 inches long; the flowers 1 inch or more in diameter, delicate blue.
Gargano Hairbell (Campanula Garganica) - A compact plant of prostrate habit, the starry erect flowers in branching racemes, pale blue, shading off to white towards the centre in summer, thriving in a rock garden or a border.
Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis Comosa) - A small prostrate British plant, with pretty little deep-yellow flowers, in coronilla-like crowns, the upper petal faintly veined with brown, the pinnate leaves small and leaflets smooth.
Men who experience testicular, bladder, or prostrate cancer are at a higher risk of losing their ability to reproduce through natural means.
Evans clubs the prostrate Irving with this book; [Mr Irving's] website depicts the Professor as a cartoon skunk.
Its branches have a prostrate habit, apparently adapting it to such conditions.
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