curtsy


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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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References in classic literature ?
But Miss Nancy had no sooner made her curtsy than an elderly lady came forward, whose full white muslin kerchief, and mob-cap round her curls of smooth grey hair, were in daring contrast with the puffed yellow satins and top-knotted caps of her neighbours.
She stopped at the bottom of the steep, broad flight of stairs; but we looked back as we went up, and she was still there, saying, still with a curtsy and a smile between every little sentence, "Youth.
When at last, smartly whirling his partner round in front of her chair, he drew up with a click of his spurs and bowed to her, Natasha did not even make him a curtsy.
In spite of her shabby bonnet and very old Indian shawl, it was plain that the lodge-keeper regarded her as an important personage, from the low curtsy which was dropped on the entrance of the small phaeton.
Yes, your Highness," was the reply, as Jinjur dropped a low curtsy.
Oh, ma'am, how witty you are,' retorted Miss Squeers with a low curtsy, 'almost as witty, ma'am, as you are clever.
However, I stood up, made a curtsy, and she took my work out of my hand, looked on it, and said it was very well; then she took up one of the hands.
Luise Ivanovna made haste to curtsy almost to the ground, and with mincing little steps, she fluttered out of the office.
Be spellbound by the plays, music and entertainments Elizabeth would have enjoyed, marvel at displays of falconry, Tudor dressage and swordsmanship, and practice your curtsy for the arrival of Gloriana herself.
It added: "Consumed by jealously as Kate steals the spotlight, the Queen gets revenge by forcing her to curtsy to William's royal cousins.
Meet and greet EVERY ERYER year, the royal guests of honour meet and exchange pleasantries with the line-up of nervous-looking celebrities - which leads to the occasional gaffe, giggle, and clumsy curtsy.
Meet and greet EVERY year, the royal guests of honour meet and exchange pleasantries with the line-up of nervous-looking celebrities - which leads to the occasional gaffe, giggle, and clumsy curtsy.
LITTLE Harley Inns beams with pride, with her tragic big brother's medals pinned to her lapel, as she prepares to curtsy to the Queen.
I gaze across the shore line the views are sublime, a picturesque setting of a Cornish scene In cowslip pastures dwells my quaint thatched roof cottage strewn primrose and snow drops I am totally besotted, tossing a penny in the old wishing well for my secret desires it will conjour its spell For my prince to arrive in top hat and tails in time for the ball at Boscastle domain, waltzing and twirling a mood so surreal I could dance until midnight in this enchanted dress A bow and a curtsy my carriage awaits for a spellbinding journey to a bewitching place, in cowslip pastures dwells my quant thatched roof cottage strewn brimstone a flutter I am totally besotted.
Zidan during a curtsy visit by the Indian ambassador on 25 December in Tripoli.