Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of curtsey.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was engaged in what I should call "curtsying"; that is, bending his leg joint, and dropping his plump little body for a second, then bobbing up to his fullest height, repeating the performance constantly, -- looking eagerly out over the water the while, evidently expecting somebody.

    A Bird-Lover in the West

  • What did she know about, besides curtsying and dinner parties and prim, proper thank-you notes?

    Uprising

  • She knew a little curtsying and bowing never hurt.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Then lower the back knee toward the ground, as if you are curtsying.

    Keeping Slope-Ready During the Summer

  • Governor General Quentin Bryce, the monarch's representative in Australia and the first woman to fill the role, had greeted the Queen by curtsying.

    Queen in Australia for 10-day tour

  • Of course there were high times, too, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, curtsying to Queen Elizabeth, enduring Eleanor Roosevelt and staying on high alert when thousands of sailors came ashore from U.S. ships.

    Writing about writers: Puerto Vallarta and Jenny McGill

  • What did she know about, besides curtsying and dinner parties and prim, proper thank-you notes?

    Uprising

  • Of course there were high times, too, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, curtsying to Queen Elizabeth, enduring Eleanor Roosevelt and staying on high alert when thousands of sailors came ashore from U.S. ships.

    Writing about writers: Puerto Vallarta and Jenny McGill

  • What did she know about, besides curtsying and dinner parties and prim, proper thank-you notes?

    Uprising

  • What did she know about, besides curtsying and dinner parties and prim, proper thank-you notes?

    Uprising

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  • Who's counting?

    October 3, 2008

  • Psssst. Alternate spelling - curtseying.

    Not that I was. Counting, that is.

    ;)

    October 3, 2008