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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNEEL

I kneel not, repenting of what I have vowed in such a case as that I have supposed.

Then, as he was about to kneel down, he saw her before him at his feet.

Peter, I'll just kneel and kiss your hands if you can fix this for me.

"Then kneel on the ground and pull them up with your hands," said the farmer.

Let me not kneel in vain, Madam: let me not be thus despised.

I'm going to kneel down here and pray for you, and you promised to do the same.

I'll kneel down at your feet and pray to you as if you were God not to take him away from me.

What have you done, what have you done, that you should kneel to us!

They dragged up the rich man and he had to kneel and beg for pardon.

Dolly was obliged to kneel down, and recommence at the beginning.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cneowlian, from cneow (see knee (n.)); cf. Middle Low German knelen, Middle Dutch cnielen, Dutch knielen Gothic knussjan. Past tense knelt is a modern formation (19c.) on analogy of feel/felt, etc. Related: Kneeling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KNEEL

cringe

verbflinch, recoil from danger
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.