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  • n. Plural form of knee.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knee.


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  • Across his knees is a thick club, and behind him crouches a woman.


  • That's me standing; the man kneeling in humble worship and respectful silence on his knees is my good friend Dr. Anthony "Tony" Clark, looking surprisingly spry and alert for someone who has just flown in from China and was suffering severe jet lag when the picture was taken.


  • Flat on your back with your head between your knees is an awkward throwing position.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming . . .

  • Much as I agree with the sentiment - seeing kids running around with their pants around their knees is a fashion trend that I wouldn't be sorry to see go away - I can't think it's any more "obscene" or provocative than fashions that emphasize physical attributes; i.e. the Wonder Bra for women or the well-placed sock for men, and those trends go back through time immemorial.

    April 2004

  • But reconciling the ideological extremes that took humanity to the brink of destruction in the 20th century and brought their respective proponents to their knees is precisely what the moment demands.

    Adam Neiman: The Blame Game

  • At last, falling on his knees from the shock of exertion, he got the boat poised on a secure balance on top the wall.

    Chapter VIII

  • Dean on his knees is sexy not because he is in peril, but because we know he's going to get up and kick ass in just a moment, because the show has identified him as the Hero.

    women in horror, the legend continues

  • It's the family's business and the only apology he shoud give on his knees is to his wife.

    Ensign apologizes to GOP colleagues for affair

  • He came with his free stride, this reader of Carlos Marx, and at the gate he knelt down, for that was the vow he had made, to go on his knees from the gates to the church doors.

    Pilgrimage with La Virgen de Zapopan from "A House in the Sun" by Dane Chandos

  • The sound of “knees” keys to “sweet” and knees is more anatomically immediate.

    Translating Again : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation


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