obeisance : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  • n  the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person

  • Even while sending members of the old order packing, he has given obeisance to the rule of law.
  • One senses that he pays constant obeisance to a determined inner discipline.
  • Iraqi leaders usually visit the Shi'ite holy city to pay obeisance to the Grand Ayatullah Ali Husaini Sistani.
News & Articles

  • Pebble Mine is latest front in Big Green environmentalists' war on jobs
    Al Grillo)/AP Workers drill test holes at the Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in Southwest Alaska. While construction of the Keystone XL pipeline continues to hang in limbo — held up chiefly by President Obama's obeisance to Big Green environmentalist demands — a new battle is heating up in Alaska.
    June 21, 2013 - Washington Examiner

  • Steny Hoyer in MyFox Houston
    Congress owes the American people more than blind obeisance to the executive branch,said Hoyer, D-Md.
  • Nechirvan Barzani in International Herald Tribune
    Many in the Iraqi Oil Ministry are locked in a time warp dating back to the regime of Saddam Hussein, in which Baghdad holds tight control of all the resources of Iraq and uses these resources to create obeisance and loyalty to the center,...
  • Ole Anthony in NewsOK.com (registration)
    They all, in essence, pay obeisance to Oral. They all almost bow down in Oral's presence,said Ole Anthony, president and co-founder of Trinity Foundation, which has investigated religious organizations, including ORU, for decades.

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