Examples from the Web for genuflection
He grovelled again, and shuffled off, turning at every few steps to make a genuflection.The Red Symbol|John Ironside
A bend of the body and a genuflection were the appropriate answer of the Ethiopian to these observations.The Talisman|Sir Walter Scott
Genuflection before the idol or before money wastes away the muscles which walk and the will which advances.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Ixtlilxochitli made a second genuflection, and resumed his way.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
It would seem that such a genuflection must be, of necessity, ridiculous.
Word Origin and History for genuflection
early 15c., from Middle French génuflexion and directly from Late Latin genuflectionem (nominative genuflexio) "bending of the knee," noun of action from past participle stem of genuflectere "genuflect," from Latin genu "knee" (see knee (n.)) + flectere "to bend" (see flexible).