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synonyms for genuflect

  • bow
  • curtsy
  • stoop
  • bend the knees
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How to use genuflect in a sentence

If it is a Roman Catholic wedding they genuflect as they reach the chancel.
THE COMPLETE BACHELORWALTER GERMAIN
"It's customary to genuflect when you enter the Viceroy's presence," said the standing one at last.
UPSTARTSL. J. STECHER
It was well for the people to know when to kneel, when to bow the head, and when to genuflect.
ROBERT ANNYS: POOR PRIESTANNIE NATHAN MEYER
Should we not, when we enter the church, genuflect, bend the knee in His honor?
MARY, HELP OF CHRISTIANSVARIOUS
It hurt Sophia just to watch her struggle to genuflect before the cardinal.
THE SARACEN: THE HOLY WARROBERT SHEA
He does not require a lady to genuflect before him to show her appreciation of a gentlemanly act.
PUNCHINELLO, VOL. 1, NO. 16, JULY 16, 1870VARIOUS
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