from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being recumbent; the posture of reclining, leaning, or lying.
  • noun Rest; repose; idleness.
  • noun The act of reposing or resting in confidence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Recumbence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun archaic recumbence


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  • Mr Blenkiron, having finished his after-dinner recumbency, had sat up and pulled a small table towards him.


  • The recumbency and the peace of the dead impress me — warriors at rest under their old banners.

    The Waves

  • But the gospel directs us to proceed 'from faith to faith,' viz. from faith in God to faith in Christ: for true and saving faith is not a mere naked recumbency immediately upon God, which faith the Jews were wont to profess, but faith in God by the mediation of faith in Christ.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • Faith has many degrees, and many acts; — some at a kind of distance from the object, in mere reliance and recumbency; and many other acts of faith make very near approaches to the object, and rise up to sensible experience.

    Sacramental Discourses

  • A serious full recumbency and rolling of the soul upon Christ in the promise of the gospel, as an all-sufficient Saviour, able to deliver and save to the utmost them that come to God by him; ready, able, and willing, through the preciousness of his blood and sufficiency of his ransom, to save every soul that shall freely give up themselves unto him for that end, amongst whom he is resolved to be.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • In the meanwhile, if the character of the infectious material is not so virulent, the disease will take on a slower course and the subject may experience laminitis from supporting weight upon the sound member, or because of continued recumbency, decubital gangrene and emaciation sometimes cause death.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Some writers state that it may be produced by confining an animal in recumbency, with the casting harness.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

  • Chinese recumbency in matted and moistened veranda, and the odors of fresh growing beds of flowers wafted by the southern breeze.

    Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce

  • In attempting to assume the perpendicular, Mr. Brown Bunkem was signally frustrated, as the result was a more perfect development of his original horizontal recumbency, assumed at the conclusion of a very vigorous fall.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 9, 1841

  • A. Normal recumbency on the table with pillow supporting the head.

    Bronchoscopy and Esophagoscopy A Manual of Peroral Endoscopy and Laryngeal Surgery


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