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  • verb Present participle of curtsey.

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Examples

  • Remember to start small, you have all month to build up to draping trench coats across puddles and curtseying.

    Katie Campbell: Fun September Holidays You May Not Know About

  • She avoided the sun and used creams in elegant bottles, so that her complexion, already naturally light, became lighter, brighter, and took on a waxy sheen; and at the hair salon, where different shades of female power were most understood, she had all the hairdressers hovering around her, over-praising her handbag and shoes, curtseying deeply as they greeted her.

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  • In fact I was so keen that Signora Diani moved from curtseying and waltzes straight into proper dance lessons, complete with little pointe shoes hard as china.

    The Seven-Pointed Star, part 1 of 2

  • As soon as they spotted me, they fell all over each other laughing and making wolf whistles, curtseying and carrying on.

    The Majesties

  • It was a genuine emotion, quite disinterested, since she loved them in as much in exile as in power, and the act of curtseying was the consummation of this love.

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  • Remember to start small, you have all month to build up to draping trench coats across puddles and curtseying.

    Katie Campbell: Fun September Holidays You May Not Know About

  • It was a genuine emotion, quite disinterested, since she loved them in as much in exile as in power, and the act of curtseying was the consummation of this love.

    A Quote in the Spirit of Jane Austen From ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • I imagine myself on that stage, curtseying and bowing and graciously smiling, but as much as I want to be up there, in full makeup and a crinoline dress, I know in my gut that I could never do it.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • I imagine myself on that stage, curtseying and bowing and graciously smiling, but as much as I want to be up there, in full makeup and a crinoline dress, I know in my gut that I could never do it.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • She glared at Nick, who dropped to his knees, then at Skye, who was so terrified that her legs gave way, leaving her with the semblance of curtseying.

    Crusade

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