- n. alternative spelling of genuflection.
- n. the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
“NBC, CBS et al have been in the genuflexion mode since he began to run for the office.”
“Jacqui Smith: unconvicted dopehead over-promoted to the Home Office plans doomed genuflexion to the”
“We could even look at the removal of the most important priestly genuflexion in the entire Mass: the one between Consecration and Elevation.”
“A Freemason would remove that because it points to the fact that our Lord is present as the Host, whereas a postponement of the first genuflexion to after the Elevation suggests that the people come first: Christ is primarly present in them.”
“The master — to use the Italian phrase for persons of this description — approached the upper end of the room with a genuflexion like that of a Catholic to the crucifix, and at the same time crossed himself.”
“When a parson takes his lay friend over his church on a week day, how much less of the spirit of genuflexion and head-uncovering the clergyman will display to the layman!”
“This was no mere genuflexion to a shrine of taste and immorality, but the prosecution of his own legitimate affairs.”
“And he went into the church making a genuflexion as soon as he reached the door.”
“From time to time at the upper end a sacristan passed, making the oblique genuflexion of devout persons in a hurry.”
“The latter thereupon sank before the upright Presence in a courtesy which was tantamount to a genuflexion, so as to bring their lips down to the level of the beautiful hand which hung very low, and to kiss it.”
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