Synonyms for curtsy

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"My name is Merle Uthoug," said the dark one, with a curtsy.

The little girl took it smilingly, made me a curtsy, and went on.

The "all-highest Lord" looks daggers at me—I curtsy and smile!

There was a tremble in her voice as she slipped from the davenport and bobbed a curtsy.

"I shall in all things serve your Grace," said she, with a curtsy.

“I dare to say your ladyship is right,” said Dinah, dropping a curtsy.

All women, whatever their husband's rank, must curtsy to a Royal Prince.

There is always some one higher up to whom German women must curtsy.

Frankly, you have puzzled me; and that curtsy caps the climax.

And with a curtsy and a smile she would end this sort of colloquy.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "expression of respect," a variant of courtesy (q.v.). Specific meaning "a bending the knee and lowering the body as a gesture of respect" is from 1570s. Originally not exclusively feminine.

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