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Synonyms for genuflect

bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image

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bend the knees and bow in a servile manner


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This anarchic city rarely genuflects in reverence to visiting celebrity.
Yet there is a whiff of cant about the report, titled Eternal Youths, that genuflects more to Mammon than Parnassus.
Newt Gingrich, as we know, genuflects at the shrine of "family values" and says that employers are free to discriminate against gays, but he's really happier taking a rocket ride into the blissful twenty first century of cyberspace capitalism.
President Bush in the light of all these factors, has, however, now taken hypocrisy to a new level as he genuflects at home to the Jewish lobby with midterm elections approaching in November, with his recent approval of Sharon's actions.
As the children wander around the church, Lynn genuflects before the tabernacle, makes the sign of the cross, and then kneels on the floor.
Vocabulary for such analysis, borrowed from current fashions of literary criticism, sociology, and anthropology, invokes the lineage of Max Weber and genuflects before the rhetoric of Edward Said and his disciples.
IN1975 said nothing else about the posture of those unable to kneel at the consecration, but IN2000 says that they "ought to make a profound bow when the priest genuflects after the consecration.
The instruction is silent about those who genuflect or who receive communion kneeling, a custom of 20 centuries.