One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In many ways, my country is still an adolescent country - we can alternate between extraordinary triumphalism and declarations that we are the chosen race, and an extraordinary supineness.’
- ‘The acting tends to be either hysterical or laid back into supineness, with often sloppy diction.’
- ‘But I feel the most sincere gladness that the charge of supineness can no longer apply.’
- ‘The mechanical spirit, however, is never at rest, and if it is lulled into a false state of listlessness in one branch of industry, and in one part of the world, elsewhere it springs up suddenly to admonish and reproach us with our supineness.’
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