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The fact that he got through his supines without mistake the next day, encouraged him to persevere in this appendix to his prayers, and neutralized any scepticism that might have arisen from Mr.
Oh, merciful heavens, was I not accessory to his death by my supine insensibility, by my contempt for him, not remembering, or not willing to remember, that it was for my sake he had become a traitor and a perjurer?
For myself, I had so little knowledge of the minor details of the affair, and took part in it so much as a supine spectator, that I have forgotten most of what passed on this occasion.
I spared him my exhortations and fruitless efforts at conversion too, for I saw it was all in vain: God might awaken that heart, supine and stupefied with self-indulgence, and remove the film of sensual darkness from his eyes, but I could not.
Billy, who from his supine position had been looking up at her, studying and pleasuring in the pointed oval of her woman's face, reached his hand out slowly as he murmured:
As his eyes became accustomed to the greater darkness within the hut an object began to take form that presently outlined itself in a human form supine upon the floor.
I said to Fyne, mistrusting the supine attitude of the dog:
Tarzan stretched back luxuriously, lying supine at full length along the rough hide.
Crucially, nominalization is dissociated here from anaphoric T: bare supines trigger specific syntactic processes that involve checking of nominal [N] features specified on the verb stem, as opposed to clustering on a functional head (i.
Romanian supines look like invariable past participles, as in Table 1.
De supines are the choice for tough constructions in Romanian, whereas other Romance languages use infinitives and other Balkan languages use subjunctives.
The syntactic idiosyncrasies of supines seem to make them more economical in tough constructions and may explain their choice over infinitives or over subjunctives.