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  • n. Plural form of kneeling.


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  • If she has the balls to send Kara to get the arrow at the price of her integrity, position and the security of the fleet, it makes no sense for her to be squeamish about the blessings and kneelings. » Review Roundup: “The Farm”

  • And for the nine kneelings and for the nine foot of way the Chan and all the men of Tartary have the number of nine in great reverence.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Askerton was given to such kneelings she could not but tell herself that Belton Cottage was much more comfortable than Aylmer Park.

    The Belton Estate

  • I must now submit to hearing the disgusting howlings of my almoner instead of the entertaining chat of my parrot, and to see the awkward bows and kneelings of my chaplains instead of the amusing capering of my monkeys.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • He first goes to the tablet-chapel, where he offers incense to Shang Ti, the God above, and to his ancestors, with three kneelings and nine prostrations.

    Court Life In China

  • They would not “go back again to the wafer-cake and kneelings” (the Knoxian Black Rubric had been deleted from Elizabeth's prayer book), “and to other knackles of Popery.”

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • She had made him promise that there should be no more outbursts, no more kneelings, no more kissing of her feet.

    Jean-Christophe Journey's End

  • And because that this Sergius was a monk, he would that the Saracens should use the habit of a monk, that is to wit a gown without a hood, and in the guise of monks they should make many kneelings, and that they should adore ordinately.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 7

  • Of all those who thus advanced to the table and departed walking backward, none omitted the reverent kneelings, nor did anyone concerned in all this ceremony speak a word until it was concluded.

    The Panchronicon

  • I wish they could see that the counting of beads, and the saying of prayers and celebrating of masses, and all the kneelings and censer-swingings and fastings and bell-ringing, amount to less than nothing -- that all these things tend only to the degradation of mankind.

    The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume VIII. Interviews


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