genuflection genuflection

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence

Usage(s):

  1. When the service did start, it was far from the austere, silent genuflection associated with Sunni prayer.
  2. Also on the plus side: there were no apologies, no genuflection toward the official Russian point of view on NATO expansion or the missile shield.
  3. The Obama Administration's public response to the launch was a genuflection to the obvious: any thought of directly engaging Pyongyang has been set aside, at least for now.

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  • ...annoyed at Kevin Rudd's acknowledgment of "traditional" owners at a Australian Medical Association dinner in Canberra last week, Abbott told the Adelaide Advertiser the Prime Minister's action was a "kind of genuflection to political...
    on Mar 15, 2010 By: Tony Abbott Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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