curtsied curtsied

Definition(s):

  1. (n) bending the knees; a gesture of respect made by women
  2. (v) bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting
  3. (v) make a curtsy; usually done only by girls and women; as a sign of respect

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Usage(s):

  1. Christopher once came home to find his mother in a neck brace: she had curtsied too low to a duchess and caught a heel in her pearls.
  2. The Prince, to help the man out of his embarrassment, good-humoredly curtsied back.
  3. As instructed, Sarah Miles curtsied.

News

  • Surprise donation saves prom at school still reeling from Sandy

    By Chiara Sottile, NBC NewsQUEENS, N.Y. -- Desiree Coombs lifted the skirt of her full-length fuchsia gown and curtsied through the dark blue drapes of the impromptu dressing room. With a wide smile, she indulged the semicircle of supportive onlookers with a twirl and a swish in her dress."This is it. This feels great,” she said, looking over her shoulder into a full-length mirror.As other ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

Quotes

  1. (Also promoted to "sir" were actor Christopher Lee and golfer Nick Faldo, among others.) "I don't think I can do anything with the honor," said Ricks, "except maybe expect to be bowed and curtsied to. And it brings me very nice letters from...
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Christopher Ricks Source: Boston Globe

  2. "He gave her flowers at the beginning of the match, and she curtsied," King said. "She lost the match right there by being below him instead of on his level."
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: Billie Jean King Source: Arizona Republic

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