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Genuflexion   Listen
genuflexion, genuflection  n.  The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship or reverence.

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"Genuflexion" Quotes from Famous Books

... centre of civilisation. This time, however, the mountain was going to Mahomet; for he felt by now more deeply civilised than Paris, and perhaps he really was. Moreover, he had a definite objective. This was no mere genuflexion to a shrine of taste and immorality, but the prosecution of his own legitimate affairs. He went, indeed, because things were getting past a joke. The watch went on and on, and—nothing—nothing! Jolyon had never returned to Paris, and no one else was 'suspect!' Busy with new and ...
— Forsyte Saga • John Galsworthy

Words linked to "Genuflexion" :   genuflect, bowing, bow, obeisance

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