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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of curtsey.

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Examples

  • Lisa curtsied deeply and nodded and then firmly elbowed Nilly, who immediately bowed and nodded as well.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • I took JJ's hand and walked up to the King of Rock 'n Roll and curtsied to play along with the charade.

    Carole Mallory: 'Some Guys Have All the Luck': Memories of Rod Stewart

  • The first is that Western-educated Ethiopian intellectuals in particular have curtsied and made way to the two "Knights of Columbia" who earned their fame and fortune thrusting lances in the heart of the International Monetary Fund and panhandling Western governments to keep Africa on the dole indefinitely.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Lessons From Columbia U.

  • Lisa curtsied deeply and nodded and then firmly elbowed Nilly, who immediately bowed and nodded as well.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The first is that Western-educated Ethiopian intellectuals in particular have curtsied and made way to the two "Knights of Columbia" who earned their fame and fortune thrusting lances in the heart of the International Monetary Fund and panhandling Western governments to keep Africa on the dole indefinitely.

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Lessons From Columbia U.

  • Finally he cut the ice and curtsied to show he was people friendly after all.

    Regina Weinreich: Why Quibble? The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Revived on Broadway

  • He has bizarrely shown particular warmth to tyrants, as when he hugged Hugo Chavez with a broad grin, curtsied to the despotic King of Saudi Arabia, and rolled out the red carpet for the President of China shortly after the Chinese threw even the wife of its Nobel Peace laureate dissident in jail.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: As the Arab Dominoes Fall, Is Gaddafi Next?

  • He has bizarrely shown particular warmth to tyrants, as when he hugged Hugo Chavez with a broad grin, curtsied to the despotic King of Saudi Arabia, and rolled out the red carpet for the President of China shortly after the Chinese threw even the wife of its Nobel Peace laureate dissident in jail.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: As the Arab Dominoes Fall, Is Gaddafi Next?

  • He has bizarrely shown particular warmth to tyrants, as when he hugged Hugo Chavez with a broad grin, curtsied to the despotic King of Saudi Arabia, and rolled out the red carpet for the President of China shortly after the Chinese threw even the wife of its Nobel Peace laureate dissident in jail.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: As the Arab Dominoes Fall, Is Gaddafi Next?

  • She curtsied at the wave of catcalls and cleared her throat, tapping the microphone with her violin bow.

    Brush of Darkness

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