Examples of recline in a Sentence
She was reclining on the sofa, watching TV.
The theater has reclining seats.
He reclined his seat so that he could nap more comfortably.
Recent Examples of recline from the Web
Rear seatbacks reclined seven ways (60/40 split) using a lever beside the bottom cushion, a nice touch for rear passengers on an extended drive.
They’re surrounded by strangers who want to recline their seats or put the tray table down.
The buses, which cost $625,000 each, have reclining seats, overhead reading lights and overhead storage compartments.
There are also several restaurants, including one designed as a Bedouin camp where diners recline on sofas placed out under the stars as a traditional musician performs on a nearby dune.
Ali was (reclining) on a rub-down table surrounded by 10 people, (including soul singer) James Brown, (jazz singer) Billy Eckstine and (comedian)
The hall is large and chilly, the scene is otherworldly, a haphazard zoo suspended in time, bald eagles perched beside African lions reclining beside wild turkeys standing beside trunkfish swimming alongside cape buffalo and snow leopards.
Both boast 12.3-inch PixelSense displays, but the new Surface Pro (2017) adds a better keyboard, reclines to a Surface Studio-like 165 degrees, and takes advantage of a new, more sensitive optional Surface Pen.
Inside the long, narrow cockpit, Kramb reclined almost perfectly flat on his back with his head cranked up to peer out of the bubble visor that was a mere two feet off the ground.
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Origin and Etymology of recline
Middle English, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French recliner, from Latin reclinare, from re- + clinare to bend — more at lean
First Known Use: 15th century
RECLINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of recline for English Language Learners
: to sit back or lie down in a relaxed manner
: to lean backward
RECLINE Defined for Kids
Definition of recline for Students
1 : to lie down or sit back usually in a relaxed way
2 : to lean backward Does that chair recline?
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