bowed bowed  /ˈbaʊd/


  1. (adj) of a stringed instrument; sounded by stroking with a bow
  2. (adj) forming or resembling an arch
  3. (adj) have legs that curve outward at the knees
  4. (adj) showing an excessively deferential manner


  1. Cuba's young women, 95% of whom are Roman Catholics, bowed to the edict.
  2. Thirty seconds went by, and, head bowed, Kerry crossed himself and stepped back.
  3. By refusing to be bowed, ignoring boundaries and surviving her detractors, Yoko Ono has made the extraordinary journey from villain to hero.


  1. Kenyan MPs take first pay cut, but allowances mount

    By James Macharia NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan members of parliament, among the best paid in Africa, have bowed to public anger by accepting their first pay cut - but only in exchange for a tax-free car grant, pensions and extra allowances, officials said on Wednesday. The announcement of the reduction - to around $75,000 (6.38 million Kenyan shillings) a year from the $120,000 members of the last ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. David Yates Replaces Ang Lee to Direct FX's 'Tyrant'

    The 'Harry Potter' helmer will take over the director's seat for the drama pilot from Lee, who bowed out of the project due to exhaustion.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: AceShowbiz

  3. But for now, the accused Cleveland kidnapper and rapist is pleading not guilty to 329 charges

    Ariel Castro keeps his head bowed during his arraignment today. He is flanked by his attorneys Jaye Schlachet (L) and Craig Weintraub (R). Ariel Castro pleaded not guilty today to hundreds of kidnapping, rape and murder charges stemming from his alleged decade-long imprisonment of three women.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: 89.7 WKSU


  1. "It happened in 1966 and then 44 years later, though it was not quite the same," Blatter said. "I apologised to England and Mexico. The English said thankyou and accepted that you can win (some) and you lose (some), and the Mexicans bowed...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Sepp Blatter Source: The Australian

  2. "Some preliminary competitors would introduce themselves the old-period kung fu way: the fist of one hand clenched firmly, the palm of the other wrapped on top, head slightly bowed, then saying, 'All the heroes here today, please advise and correct...
    on Oct 21, 2007 By: Jackie Chan Source: Washington Post

  3. "He became a superstar on his own terms ...... he never bent, buckled or bowed," Sharpton said. "James Brown wasn't just No. 1, he changed the beat of music all over the world."
    on Dec 27, 2006 By: Al Sharpton Source: FOXNews

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