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The act or condition of prostrating (lying flat) oneself, as a sign of humility.
A part of the ordination of Catholic and Orthodox priests.
The ordination ceremony includes a variety of rituals, rich in meaning and history, e.g., the prostration, laying on of hands, anointing of hands, giving of the chalice and paten, and sign of peace. "” Diocese of Rochester, NY
Great prostration, vomiting and cold, clammy perspiration follow within one to three hours.
First faintness and irresistible desire to sleep. Then alarming prostration and vomiting.
Antigonus' preoccupation during the Celtic invasions, Sparta's prostration after the Chremonidean campaigns, the wealth amassed by Achaean adventurers abroad and the subsidies of Egypt, the standing foe of Macedonia, all enhanced the league's importance.
Between the date of her death in 1758 and his own on the 10th of August 17 J9 he fell into a state of prostration in which he would not even dress, but wandered unshaven, unwashed and in a nightgown about his park.
Prostration and cerebral symptoms are particularly marked; the temperature rises rapidly and very high.