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  • v. Present participle of kotow.


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  • Times is just kotowing to a large advertiser while they say nothing about the corrupt Mayor and City Council.

    Los Angeles Politics Hotsheet for Thursday

  • In fact, I rather dreaded it, for I am not particularly keen about fawning and kotowing to royalty or anything else; but I decided that out of respect for Kamlot's feelings I must get the thing over as soon as possible, and after he had left to attend to some duty, I made my way to the quarters allotted to Duare on the second deck.

    Pirates of Venus

  • She felt that he was praising her, too, and blushed; certainly she had done all she could with his intractable friends, and had made a special point of kotowing to the men.

    Howards End

  • Respectfully lined up in the hall to meet them were Pete and Dong Ling: Pete with his wrinkled old face alight with joy and excitement; Dong Ling grinning and kotowing, and chanting in a high-pitched treble:

    Miss Billy -- Married

  • He laughed when the bowing and kotowing was over, and turned on his heel to confront another problem.

    In Yeddo Bay

  • Even when approaching the temple afar-off worshippers may be seen kotowing to the very dust at every third step, gathering zeal and momentum, as it were, for the final prostration on the hard planks.

    With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior

  • Shorn of diplomatic kotowing and compliments and circumlocutions, it is exactly what the

    The Canadian Commonwealth

  • "Come to the parlour," she said to Ling Foo, who was smiling and kotowing.

    The Pagan Madonna

  • And here we are again, all kotowing to the Golden Calf!

    The Pagan Madonna

  • The first result was that his wife was afterwards received at the Library with imperial honours and given to understand by kotowing sub-mandarins that she might have the whole red-star library sent home to her house if she so desired.

    Books and Persons Being Comments on a Past Epoch 1908-1911


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