- v. present participle of doff.
“In speaking to them, however, they always used the most abject language, and the most humble tone and posture – "Please your honour, – and please your honour's honour," they knew must be repeated as a charm at the beginning and end of every equivocating, exculpatory, or supplicatory sentence – and they were much more alert in doffing their caps to these new men, than to those of what they call good old families.”
“There is also an arrangement by means of which the reels can be lifted bodily in and out of the dye-vat for the purpose of taking on and off, "doffing," the hanks of yarn for the reels.”
“Titles of honour, salutations, and all similar things conducive to vanity, such as doffing the hat or "scraping with the leg", were to be avoided even in the presence of the king.”
“The party faithful admired him, like tenants doffing hats to their feudal lord, but I am very confident that no one else ever found his words persuasive.”
“Good morning," he said to bystanders, smiling and doffing his hat.”
“Holly steals the first act, quickly doffing her wedding dress into a comely miniskirt.”
“Characters do double duty with the doffing of a hat.”
“Of course, we can't salute the Walkman without doffing our caps to the video that somehow manages to encapsulate all that was cool about this rectangular box of joy.”
“He followed her inside, stepping cautiously over the threshold and doffing his hat.”
“Also, Mousavi has written a letter (in Farsi) to the Iranian security council saying that personnel from the Ahmadinejad-loyalist Basij militia are doffing their uniforms and attacking innocent people in the streets.”
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