verb (used without object)
Origin of genuflect
Examples from the Web for genuflect
But the essential instinct to genuflect to the ultra-rich is intact.Michael Tomasky: Weak Man Romney Running for President|Michael Tomasky|January 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Yet when it is one of the anointed ratings agencies, there is this sudden need to genuflect.
Their mask of brain rot allows them to genuflect in the face of ignorance.
Should we not, when we enter the church, genuflect, bend the knee in His honor?Mary, Help of Christians|Various
He does not require a lady to genuflect before him to show her appreciation of a gentlemanly act.
"It's customary to genuflect when you enter the Viceroy's presence," said the standing one at last.Upstarts|L. J. Stecher
If it is a Roman Catholic wedding they genuflect as they reach the chancel.The Complete Bachelor|Walter Germain
It was well for the people to know when to kneel, when to bow the head, and when to genuflect.Robert Annys: Poor Priest|Annie Nathan Meyer
British Dictionary definitions for genuflect
Word Origin for genuflect
Word Origin and History for genuflect
1620s, back-formation from genuflection. Related: Genuflected; genuflecting.