genuflect

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It hurt Sophia just to watch her struggle to genuflect before the cardinal.

If it is a Roman Catholic wedding they genuflect as they reach the chancel.

It was well for the people to know when to kneel, when to bow the head, and when to genuflect.

Should we not, when we enter the church, genuflect, bend the knee in His honor?

"It's customary to genuflect when you enter the Viceroy's presence," said the standing one at last.

He does not require a lady to genuflect before him to show her appreciation of a gentlemanly act.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, back-formation from genuflection. Related: Genuflected; genuflecting.

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