prostration

[p_ɹ_ə_s_t_ɹ_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n], [pɹəstɹˈe͡ɪʃən], [pɹəstɹˈe‍ɪʃən]

Definitions of prostration:

  1.   Act of throwing down or laying flat: act of falling down in adoration: dejection: complete loss of strength. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Act of prostrating; complete loss of strength or courage. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The act of throwing down or state of being thrown down; a falling down in worship; great depression; as, prostration of mind; exhaustion of the vital powers under disease; as, nervous prostration. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   The act of throwing down or laying flat; great depression or dejection; exhaustion; great dimination of the vital energies. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   The act of throwing down or lying flat; the act of falling down or bowing in adoration; great depression; great loss of strength under disease. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for prostration:

  1. There comes a pause, for human strength will not endure to dance without cessation; and everyone must reach the point at length of absolute prostration – Lewis Carroll
  2. Prostration is our natural position. A worm -like movement from a spot of sunlight to a spot of shade, and back, is the type of movement that is natural to men. – Wyndham Lewis

Usage examples for prostration:

  1. He rose from his prostration on the floor and fairly flew to the girl's side, pushing her hand aside from the key she had almost turned, his whole manner expressing great agitation. ” – Dorothy on a Ranch by Evelyn Raymond
  2. “ I believe that the shoes worn by young girls and young women now, are a great cause of nervous irritability, and, joined with other causes, may be a source of disease, " nervous prostration so called in after life. ” – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  3. “ For a while her tears fell hot and fast; then utter prostration left her limp, without movement, even without a tremor, a dead weight in his arms. ” – The Danger Mark by Robert W. Chambers
  4. “ I haven't got nervous prostration – Turn About Eleanor by Ethel M. Kelley
  5. He was taken to his father's house, where, on recovering consciousness, he evinced extreme prostration with nausea, a fluttering pulse, and all the evidences of physical collapse. ” – William Hickling Prescott by Harry Thurston Peck
  6. In 1767 party spirit was rolling its mountain waves over Rhode Island so fearfully that it threatened the prostration of social order and civil law. ” – Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution by L. Carroll Judson
  7. In this state of prostration and disease, the indefatigable man undertook to write the 'Life of Edward Forbes'; and he did it, like everything he undertook, with admirable ability. ” – Character by Samuel Smiles
  8. Why, that is enough to give a girl nervous prostration to say nothing of a boy." ” – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
  9. “ There's a girl out there now suffering from nervous prostration – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  10. When taken from the system by accident or the lancet, it is succeeded by great prostration of strength, and a derangement of all the functions of the body. ” – The American Reformed Cattle Doctor by George Dadd

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