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At the sight, Felipe flung himself on his knees before her; he kissed the aged hands as they lay trembling in her lap.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
No; there I stood, half-astonished, half-abashed while the Marquise continued on her knees and made her silent orisons.
Upon his knees then, he lingered, while I rained blow after blow upon his upturned face.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.
Aristide clambered back to his seat, took the child on his knees, and commiserated it profoundly.
In sheer nervousness, Hilda also dropped to her knees on the hearthrug, and began to worry the fire with the poker.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
Were you a free man at this moment, and went down on your knees to implore me to give you Anne, I would not do it.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The Indians, standing on the doorway, also fell on their knees, and a low-whispered murmur was heard.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
As each company front formed the knees of the rank and file seemed to give way.

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