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

  • When the service did start, it was far from the austere, silent genuflection associated with Sunni prayer.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Tony Abbott in Sydney Morning Herald
    ...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...

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