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  • adj. servile


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genuflect +‎ -ive


  • The implication is that the long way we've come is worth genuflective attention, at best.

    McWhorter: Obama’s Underminer? - Swampland -

  • What effect does it have on anyone's life if that era is occasionally discussed in less than perfectly genuflective phraseology?

    Hillary and MLK

  • Monday, for example, there was breakfast at Chez Cornstein, followed by a private workout, lunch with Knicks officials, a light exercise session at a trendy health club, a trip to the downtown NBA offices and a handshake from league chieftain David Stern followed shortly by a genuflective pause beside a giant poster of Michael Jordan. - Youthful Serbs take first steps in NBA journey

  • CD 1: banging-yet-intelligent; techno-techno as opposed to minimal techno or trance-techno or hardcore techno or Detroit-genuflective techno or … Techno-techno the same way that, say, CJ Bolland was … and indeed there's little about Hell's sound here to betray this wasn't recorded in the early-to-mid-90s.



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    April 9, 2012

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    April 7, 2010