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- n. dejection; depression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Dejection; depression.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being cast down; prostration; depression.
The three pastors learnt the ablutions (wudu)the prosternation (sujud), and shahadatain (la ila illa allah muhammad rasul allah).
God, to God: either of which, singly considered, might justly make us fear and tremble; how much more may this threefold cord bow and bind our hearts down in an humble, and holy prosternation?
Henriette de Lenoncourt, my Henriette, whose life I longed to garland, was praying earnestly; faith gave to her figure an abandonment, a prosternation, the attitude of some religious statue, which moved me to the soul.