Definitions

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  • adjective Towards the ground; groundward.

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Examples

  • When Abd al-Kaddus heard this, he shook his head and bit his forefinger; then, bowing his brow groundwards he began to make marks on the earth with his finger-tips; 109 after which he again shook his head and looked right and left and shook his head a third time, whilst Hasan watched him from a place where he was hidden from him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So they laid hands on him; and when he saw the multitude of Chamberlains and Wazirs and Lords of State, he was in nowise concerned and questioned not of them, but let his chin drop on his breast and looked where his feet fell, till they brought him to the Caliph145 when he stood before him, with head bowed groundwards and saluted him not and spoke him not.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • How couldst thou put the bag with all this money off thy back and bend thee groundwards to pick up the one dirham and grudge to leave it where it fell?

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Hasan heard these words, he bowed his head groundwards awhile, then said in himself, By Allah, I shall conquer every foe by means of this rod and cap, Inshallah! and I am worthier of them both than these two boys.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Mansur told him his case, whereat he was sore concerned and bowed him groundwards for a while, then raising his head, he called his treasurer and said to him, ‘How much have we in our treasury?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Whereupon Ali bowed his head groundwards awhile, laughing at himself and secretly saying,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • His mirth caused a spasm of coughing, red betel juice spewing out groundwards from him like lava from an upturned volcano.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • His mirth caused a spasm of coughing, red betel juice spewing out groundwards from him like lava from an upturned volcano.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • His mirth caused a spasm of coughing, red betel juice spewing out groundwards from him like lava from an upturned volcano.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • Now when the Sharif heard these my words and understood my verse, he bowed his head awhile groundwards then raising it, said,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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