genuflect genuflect

Definition(s):

  1. (v) bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image
  2. (v) bend the knees and bow in a servile manner

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Usage(s):

  1. Given Gibson's fervent Christianity, you might have expected JP to run up and genuflect.
  2. As a Catholic, I don't expect atheists to genuflect before an altar.
  3. Also before you genuflect before the ACLU, you might look honestly at the cases they are quick to jump on which have an overwhelming tendency to be left-wing causes.

News

  • “Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect” at the Barn

    Left to right - Jaime Collick, Justin Mackey, Emilee Caughel and Gino Fracassa hover over Jeff Pedue in The Barn Theatre’s opening production of the comedy, “Lie, Cheat, and Genuflect” June 13-15. read more
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sanilac County News

Quotes

  1. "You walk into my home now and there'sa picture of Woody Hayes," Meyer said. "There is a big one, too. I don't want to tell you I genuflect in front of it, but darn close. That's the way I was raised."
    on Dec 9, 2006 By: Urban Meyer Source: New York Times

  2. "I'm not sure what an ambassador is supposed to do," Mikita said. "Probably genuflect to different people and say hi."
    on Feb 6, 2008 By: Stan Mikita Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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