And when Saul looked behind him, David bowed with his face to the earth, and did obeisance.
The sisters sang their hymn, made their obeisance, and departed.
In the middle there was a chair to which obeisance was made, it being considered as the seat of the Grand Seignior.
And when he made his obeisance to David, he inquired of him whence he came.
He spake little more, and presently he stood up, made his obeisance, and departed.
Sweeping the cavaliers' obeisance, gallantest of bows, they rode away.
Would not all the peoples of the earth come to do obeisance to Israel by submitting to Israel's Law?
With equal coolness and courtesy he met the cavalier's obeisance.
His step was feeble, so that his obeisance was stopped by the monarch himself.
She made no salutation or obeisance to the ruler or to the old men, and they made none to her.
late 14c., "act or fact of obeying," from Old French obeissance "obedience, service, feudal duty" (13c.), from obeissant, present participle of obeir "obey," from Latin oboedire (see obey). Sense in English altered late 14c. to "bending or prostration of the body as a gesture of submission or respect" by confusion with abaisance. Related: Obeisant.