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synonyms for curtseying

  • bow
  • curtsey
  • genuflect
  • kowtow
  • stoop
  • bow down
  • do obeisance
  • prostrate oneself
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How to use curtseying in a sentence

"Very bad news indeed, sir," said Mrs. Parker, curtseying again.
THE PRIME MINISTERANTHONY TROLLOPE
I had one pink cup, on the side of which was—or is—the picture of a shepherdess curtseying to a shepherd.
GRANDMOTHER DEARMRS. MOLESWORTH
My mother and sister saw us off at Euston, with old Sims curtseying in the background and Chitty saluting in military fashion.
I WALKED IN ARDENJACK CRAWFORD
There they found the ladies and gentlemen-in-waiting drawn up in curtseying and bowing ranks.
IN BRIEF AUTHORITYF. ANSTEY
Mon. (curtseying) Sweet sir, down to the very ground I return your gallantry.
THE MIRROR OF TASTE, AND DRAMATIC CENSORSTEPHEN CULLEN CARPENTER
My lady stopped him, curtseying low from the far end of the hall, and keeping her children at her back.
THE MASTER OF BALLANTRAEROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
In this little England of ours, who could fancy two stout men curtseying to each other?
THE UNCOLLECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS DE QUINCEY--VOL. 1THOMAS DE QUINCEY
The lychgate of a field showed Father Conmee breadths of cabbages, curtseying to him with ample underleaves.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
Mrs. Bread dropped her wrinkled eyelids as if she were curtseying; but the curtsey stopped there; the occasion was too grave.
THE AMERICANHENRY JAMES
"Thank you," we echoed, all curtseying; though really I haven't the least idea what we were thanking him for!
WHAT HAPPENED TO INGER JOHANNEDIKKEN ZWILGMEYER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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