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verb as in get down on one's knees

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Example Sentences

As he went to kneel, I took a shot at him and [he] jumped in the door.

I kneel with the journalist in the sand, my face stoic and yet terrified, crying, knowing that I can do nothing but wait.

The three who were killed had been forced to kneel in a prayer position while assassins shot each in the forehead.

Or was Giantsbane onto something when he said that Snow will never kneel again?

The nurse then forces him to stand up, kneel down before his father, and address him as “father” thirty times in a row.

The men stand, and the women bring with them little carpets, which they spread before them, and on which they either kneel or sit.

The elephant was made to kneel down, a ladder was placed against his side, and Mr. Law and myself took our places.

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.

He bound the child's eyes with a white cloth, and bade him kneel beside the stone with his face to the east.

The stranger came forward reverently to kneel between the two nuns.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to kneel, such as: bow, curtsey, genuflect, kowtow, stoop, and bow down.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.