Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of curtsey.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of curtsey.

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Examples

  • Her curtseys, owing to the solid quality of her frame, did not recall the graceful movement of wheat before the wind.

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  • This morning we spent a whole hour on entrances and curtseys.

    Exit the Actress

  • Her curtseys, owing to the solid quality of her frame, did not recall the graceful movement of wheat before the wind.

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  • This morning we spent a whole hour on entrances and curtseys.

    Exit the Actress

  • Two young priestesses flanking the door smiled and dropped curtseys.

    The Shattering

  • Two young priestesses flanking the door smiled and dropped curtseys.

    The Shattering

  • I wait for someone to ask me for my consent so that I can explain that I am destined for a life of holiness, but my mother merely curtseys and steps back and then someone else steps forwards and it all seems to be over.

    The Red Queen

  • She curtseys low to me, as I am still huddled on the floor.

    The White Queen

  • Of course, for the rest of the day, my sisters and cousins are in a frenzy, trying on clothes, washing their hair, exchanging ribbons, and rehearsing their curtseys.

    The White Queen

  • My sisters wave, my sister-in-law Elizabeth curtseys to Anthony, who raises his hand to her, my mother, and to me.

    The White Queen

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