Synonyms for bowed

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Aspasia sank on the couch, and bowed her head upon her hands.

She bowed curtly to Grace and Emma as her car whizzed by them.

But he knew that my strength was greater than his and he bowed assent.

Now Trudi and Sami came into the room, and bowed to him as they passed through.

The other remained as he was with bowed head, for what appeared to be a long time.

But in a moment she bowed her head and was definitely conquered.

Mortimer bowed his head in acquiesence; what could he say—what other stand could the bank take?

Once in a great while she met him on the street, and he bowed, raising his hat silently.

Then he leaned his arm on the mantel and bowed his head on it.

He drew back, and on his knees, with bowed head, murmured a prayer of thanks to Heaven.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bugan "to bend, to bow down, to bend the body in condescension," also "to turn back" (class II strong verb; past tense beag, past participle bogen), from Proto-Germanic *bugon (cf. Dutch buigen, Middle Low German bugen, Old High German biogan, German biegen, Gothic biugan "to bend," Old Norse boginn "bent"), from *beugen, from PIE root *bheug- (3) "to bend," with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects (cf. Sanskrit bhujati "bends, thrusts aside;" Old High German boug, Old English beag "a ring"). The noun in this sense is first recorded 1650s. Related: Bowed; bowing. Bow out "withdraw" is from 1942.

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