Definitions

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  • v. to kneel in front of someone or something, especially in order to worship or supplicate

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Examples

  • Sarainya did curtsy at the door, of course, and kneel before her, head lowered, but fifty years had not made her forget that she would have been a woman of considerable power had she been able to make herself return home to Arafel.

    A Crown of Swords

  • In a moment then he had returned to kneel before her. ”You are the idol of thousands of women of Ar, ” she said, “but it is my beauty which has conquered you. ”

    Magicians of Gor

  • In his old age the King arose when Michelangelo entered the Council-Chamber, and would not sit until he was seated at the right hand of the throne; the Pope would not allow him to kneel before him; when he walked through the streets of Rome the people removed their hats as he passed; and today we who gaze upon his work in the Eternal City stand uncovered.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • She winced. “Forgive me, Master, ” she wept. “I beg forgiveness! ” “Perhaps you will learn manners, ” I said. “Yes, Master, ” she said. “Perhaps you will know enough next time to be respectful, and to kneel before men, ” I said.

    Magicians of Gor

  • The next woman to dip into the snow and kneel before the guru was tall, bony, and Spanish-looking.

    Blood Test

  • Another change that England wrought in me was that I was filled with discomfort when I saw the peasants kneeling before us at Loch-ar-Brugg, our country home; for in those days, although the Revolution had passed over France, it was still the custom for peasants to kneel before their masters, and my mother felt it right and proper that they should do so.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • Immediately after the Benedicamus Domino and its answer the celebrant again goes to the Epistle side and the bridegroom and kneel before him as before.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • She watched him as he withdrew and went back into the bathroom to collect the porcelain washbowl, then filled it with warm water and soap, returning to kneel before her and place her feet one by one into the warm suds.

    Surrender the Dark

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