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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Several American women said they were out of practice with their curtsying.
And there was a certain degree of contempt by some for graduation ceremonies - caps, gowns, bowing or curtsying to the Chancellor, who happened to be the late Queen Mother.
Among the suggestions: Stop taking expensive freebies, reduce the size of the Royal Family, look at the "difficult question" of the roles played by Andrew and Edward, tackle the perceived aloofness of the Queen, take shorter holidays and throw out bowing and curtsying to minor royals such as Edward's missus Sophie.
Wimbledon's decision to scrap the tradition of bowing and curtsying to the royal box has been a surprisingly hot topic at Roland Garros where both Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, have expressed dismay at the end of the custom.
Curtsying at Wimbledon had always been one of Serena Williams' dreams - and the top women's player is not hiding her disappointment that the tradition has come to an end.
Full 18-hole coverage for the final round of the Masters has finally been granted to CBS, which begins its 47th year of curtsying to golf's most prestigious and curiously overprotected event of the year.
Instead of curtsying and smiling nicely, the child first of all ignored the royal visitor, then turned her back on the Princess, and finally ran away.
WHAT on Earth was Sarah Brown doing curtsying to Camilla?
One theory about the phrase is that it is to do with curtsying - lowering the body without breaking the legs - during a curtain call.
Wimbledon's decision to scrap the tradition of bowing and curtsying to the Royal Box has been a surprisingly hot topic here at Roland Garros where both Williams sisters, Serena and Venus, have expressed dismay at the end of the custom.
The Sun also said the queen had decreed an end to curtsying and bowing, although this has been royal policy for some time.
However as curtsying to the Royal Family is now less formal, such reverence will largely be left to an individual's discretion.
Curtsying at Wimbledon had always been one of Serena Williams' dreams and the top women's player is not hiding her disappointment that the tradition has come to an end, writes Isa-bel Rondeau.
Curtsying wasn't obligatory, but if you don't, we'll cut your legs off.
Left alone after trying to engage the gallant but tongue-tied Orlando in conversation, Rosalind imagines dancing with him, swaying as if in his arms and then curtsying as he kisses her hand.