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Synonyms for curtsy

an inclination of the head or body, as in greeting, consent, courtesy, submission, or worship

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bending the knees

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bend the knees in a gesture of respectful greeting

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make a curtsy

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The coachman stopped his team; the women rose in confusion from the back of the carriage, and the second lady made a slight curtsey, terminated by the most ironical smile that jealousy ever imparted to the lips of woman.
She looked at Newman a moment, both intently and timidly, and then she dropped a short, straight English curtsey.
You are very kind, sir;" and this faithful servant dropped another curtsey and seemed disposed to retire.
Her eye half met Captain Wentworth's, a bow, a curtsey passed; she heard his voice; he talked to Mary, said all that was right, said something to the Miss Musgroves, enough to mark an easy footing; the room seemed full, full of persons and voices, but a few minutes ended it.
The nineteen Horner girls all arose and made a polite curtsey, after which they resumed their seats and rearranged their robes properly.
She stole away, with her formal curtsey, her noiseless step, and her obstinate resolution to take the gloomiest view of her husband's case.
She did not wait for Alice to curtsey this time, but walked on quickly to the next peg, where she turned for a moment to say
He blushed profusely, and made the very best bow of which he was capable; to which Amelia, seeing the number of the the regiment embroidered on the Ensign's cap, replied with a blushing smile, and a curtsey on her part; which finished the young Ensign on the spot.
She saw that girls of Kitty's age formed some sort of clubs, went to some sort of lectures, mixed freely in men's society; drove about the streets alone, many of them did not curtsey, and, what was the most important thing, all the girls were firmly convinced that to choose their husbands was their own affair, and not their parents'.
It's father as calls me Sissy, sir,' returned the young girl in a trembling voice, and with another curtsey.
Very cold, indeed, sir,' replied the mistress, in her most civil tones, and dropping a curtsey as she spoke.
She appeared to be dazzled by the sudden blaze of light, and after dropping a curtsey, she stood blinking at us with her bleared eyes and fumbling in her pocket with nervous, shaky fingers.
Nell dropped a curtsey, and told him they were poor travellers who sought a shelter for the night which they would gladly pay for, so far as their means allowed.
1950S Sophia Loren curtseys while shaking hands with the Queen at the Royal Film Performance of 'Les Girls' at the Odeon, London in 1957 1960S England captain Bobby Moore holding the Jules Rimet Trophy, collected from the Queen, after the 4-2 victory over West Germany in the World Cup in 1966 1970S Children welcoming the Queen as she walks among the crowd on a sports field at Butterley Hall, near Chesterfield, during her Silver Jubilee tour of Great Britain in 1977 1980S The Queen leading the procession to the Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade in London in 1981 1990S The Queen with President Nelson Mandela of South Africa during his visit to Windsor Castle in 1998 2000'S The Queen and the Prince of Wales attending the Braemar Highland Games at the Aberdeenshire
The 33-year-old revealed that she had also been practising her curtseys to meet Princess Anne - as a sign on her dressing-room door reminded her to say 'ma'am.