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Seize The Sumpsimus: Match These Terms With The Correct Definitions!

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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

"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.
Mon. (curtseying) Sweet sir, down to the very ground I return your gallantry.
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 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!

WORD OF THE DAY

machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION