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- v. Present participle of kneel.
- n. The act by which someone kneels.
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- n. supporting yourself on your knees
Sorry, no etymologies found.
The three major ministers rise from the prostration, but the deacon and subdeacon remain kneeling, along with everyone else, as the priest stands up.
When the Cross has been completely uncovered, all remain kneeling, while the priest carries the Cross down to the middle of the lowest step of the altar.
The best choice is a good old fashion 1 ¼ Military sling shooting in kneeling or sitting position.
It may well be that kneeling is alien to modern culture -- insofar as it is a culture, for this culture has turned away from the faith and no longer knows the one before whom kneeling is the right, indeed the intrinsically necessary gesture.
They have got to remain kneeling all the whilethey could hardly rise from their knees without hitting the ceilingand you can easily see by trying it what a tremendous effort this means.
“Is the baby all right?” he asked the woman again in Arabic, kneeling down to check the child.
I recalled her kneeling naked before us, the slave harness cinched on her in such a way as to enhance her beauty.
Congressional Medal of Honor and who was as tough a nut as anyone over there, as tough a resister, and had as much fortitude and strength as anyone -- Bud Day had the most problem with what was called a kneeling torture, where they would simply have to kneel for long periods of time, often on a pebble or a stone.
St. Basil calls kneeling the lesser penance (metanoia mikra) as opposed to prostration, the greater penance (metanoia megale).
V, 3, 6, where Gilgamesh is described as kneeling, though here in prayer.
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