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A bend of the body and a genuflection were the appropriate answer of the Ethiopian to these observations.
THE TALISMANSIR WALTER SCOTT
Whereupon the pony went down on its knees in the sawdust in a genuflection to the man with the whip.
MICHAEL, BROTHER OF JERRYJACK LONDON
The donkey drivers performed the same genuflection as the ox-herds, and the scribes noted also the exact number of the animals.
THE WORKS OF THEOPHILE GAUTIER, VOLUME 5THEOPHILE GAUTIER
The High Priestess rose from her genuflection and Forrester followed suit.
PAGAN PASSIONSGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
I left the temple without genuflection and walked briskly toward the outlying village of Ranbajpur.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGIPARAMHANSA YOGANANDA
Genuflection before the idol or before money wastes away the muscles which walk and the will which advances.
LES MISRABLESVICTOR HUGO
Ixtlilxochitli made a second genuflection, and resumed his way.
THE HARLEQUIN OPAL, VOL. 2 (OF 3)FERGUS HUME
"It is not that, general," replied Marcel, making a most graceful genuflection.
IN HOSTILE REDJOSEPH ALTSHELER
Again the ten boys repeated their song and dance and their castanets, and with a rapid genuflection disappeared.
THE LAND OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN; SKETCHES AND IMPRESSIONS IN ANDALUSIAWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
The porter greeted each sovereign with a genuflection, the lowest being the twelfth.
THE CARPET FROM BAGDADHAROLD MACGRATH
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WORDS RELATED TO GENUFLECTION

  • admiration
  • adoration
  • apotheosis
  • approbation
  • approval
  • awe
  • bow
  • deference
  • deification
  • devotion
  • devoutness
  • esteem
  • fealty
  • fear
  • genuflection
  • high esteem
  • homage
  • honor
  • love
  • loyalty
  • obeisance
  • obsequiousness
  • piety
  • praise
  • prostration
  • religiousness
  • respect
  • veneration
  • worship
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