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synonyms for kneel

  • bow
  • curtsey
  • genuflect
  • kowtow
  • stoop
  • bow down
  • do obeisance
  • prostrate oneself
See also synonyms for: kneeling / knelt
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How to use kneel in a sentence

The men stand, and the women bring with them little carpets, which they spread before them, and on which they either kneel or sit.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
The elephant was made to kneel down, a ladder was placed against his side, and Mr. Law and myself took our places.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
Nobody notices you if you kneel down on the road to say your prayer, in spite of the fact that you are blocking the traffic.
KARI THE ELEPHANTDHAN GOPAL MUKERJI
He bound the child's eyes with a white cloth, and bade him kneel beside the stone with his face to the east.
THE FIRST CHRISTMAS TREEHENRY VAN DYKE
She done spread down a bed sheet, a sho nuff linen sheet, for us to stan' on, an' dey was a white pillow to kneel down on.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESVARIOUS
The stranger came forward reverently to kneel between the two nuns.
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERRORHONORE DE BALZAC
Thurstane wanted to kneel down and thank her, while Coronado wanted to throw something at her.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Just as they passed the Place Maubert, Chicot rushed out of the litter, and went to kneel down before a house of good appearance.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
There was a second shriek, and the girl was pushing Black Hoof aside as she hastened to kneel by her father.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
When she did wrong, she would kneel and clasp her hands, seeming earnestly to ask to be forgiven.
MINNIE'S PET MONKEYMADELINE LESLIE
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WORDS RELATED TO KNEEL

  • blench
  • cower
  • crawl
  • crouch
  • dodge
  • draw back
  • duck
  • eat dirt
  • grovel
  • kneel
  • quail
  • quiver
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • stoop
  • tremble
  • wince
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