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  • I could smell the curves of the river beyond the dusk and I saw the last light supine and tranquil upon tideflats like pieces of broken mirror, then beyond them lights began in the pale clear air, trembling a little like butterflies hovering a long way off.
    (William Faulkner, "The Sound and the Fury")
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  • They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure and negligent.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
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  • Rodney King, if you remember, is a man in a supine, fetal position -- not resisting -- who (was hit) 56 times with billy clubs. There are no billy clubs in this video. This is the culmination of a chase where a guy is clearly resisting,
    (John Timoney)
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  • There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
    (Eldridge Cleaver)
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