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  • And meanwhile the rift between Alexander and his European followers continued to show itself in dark incidents - the murder of Clitus at Maracanda (Samarkand), when Alexander struck down an old friend, both being hot with wine; the claim that Alexander should be approached with prostration (proskynesis), urged in the spring of 327, and opposed boldly by the philosopher Callisthenes, Aristotle's nephew, who had come in the king's train; the conspiracy of the pages at Bactria, which was made an occasion for putting Callisthenes to death.
  • But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.
  • Conclusions The word masjid from a linguistic point of view refers to a place of prostration and worship.
  • Seasons of such holy silence are seasons of exceptional grace if they are used in the prostration of the spirit in homage.
  • Owing to an attack of nervous prostration, he was unable to fulfill his engagement at Nelson on Friday.

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