Definitions

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  • n. the act of genuflecting

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship or reverence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence

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Examples

  • Care should be taken to instruct the faithful that genuflection is the appropriate sign of adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, “whether reserved in the tabernacle or exposed for public adoration.”

    Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend: "Concerning the Central Placement and Noble Design of Tabernacles..."

  • A bend of the body and a genuflection were the appropriate answer of the Ethiopian to these observations.

    The Talisman

  • "Kevin Rudd is not an old-style lefty ... but the Labor Party is full of people who are, and I guess this is the kind of genuflection to political correctness that these guys feel they have to make," he told the Adelaide Advertiser.

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  • "I guess this is the kind of genuflection to political correctness that these guys feel they have to make," he told Adelaide's The Advertiser newspaper, speaking of Rudd's Labor party.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "genuflection" before visiting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi last week and of "lying down" in front of his coalition partners in the Northern League.

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  • Tommy Hilfiger, the man himself, appears in Veronique's office flanked by a retinue of fragrance exec dandies, greeted by general genuflection and bustle.

    Grace Dent's TV OD: Perfume

  • She is accustomed to genuflection and he can't bend a knee -- for long.

    Kitty Kelley: What's Behind the Oprah/Letterman Feud?

  • Stage three is a plan for growth that does not mean conniving in excessive property speculation and genuflection to the City, but uses the state-controlled banks as vehicles for productive investment in industry and housing.

    Greek crisis allows Osborne to peddle myths

  • Mr. Gates' pro-tax and pro-government push contrasts sharply with America's recent genuflection to wealthy oligarchs -- like Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, the Waltons and Koch Brothers -- and "their unique ability to get things done."

    Maxim Thorne: Supersized Philanthropy and Diminished Democracy

  • No, neither Bowman nor anyone else is arguing that traditional acts of worship (like genuflection) are in evidence.

    Channeling Religious Impulses

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