He has been allowed to keep his sword but the next time he swings it around his head and demands that opponents fall down and prostrate themselves in front of him, the sound of muffled laughter will be difficult to suppress.
The duckweeds grow in a prostrate orientation upon the surface of water and rely on the buoyant forces of their environment for support, rather than lignified structures.
Rich in texture, colour and clarity, images of laughing Tibetan monks and prostrate beggars bring you directly into the lives of his subjects and have you almost living along with them.
Sometimes he was on my legs, other times he was stretched out prostrate across my torso.
Another (even greater) problem was that she was unwilling to submit to her dictates or prostrate herself in abject submission.
Her eyes immediately fell upon the lone prostrate figure on the bed.
Carrying her prostrate figure, he straightened and threw our direction one triumphant look before encasing them both with his majestic wing and fading into nothingness.
The sermon was accompanied by such divine power that the whole congregation, except one man, fell prostrate upon the floor, and voiced their agony under conviction of sin, in such loud outcries that the preacher was forced to stop.
And when the Earth itself has been laid prostrate ?
While strolling, I caught sight of a half-naked, deformed figure lying prostrate on the pavement.