an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.
- Also especially British, gen·u·flex·ion .
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How to use genuflection in a sentence
Coates chronicles and pays his respects to this kind of proposal but seems to feel that they would be mere genuflection.America Is Coming to Terms with Its Racial Past—Let’s Look Ahead Instead | John McWhorter | May 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A bend of the body and a genuflection were the appropriate answer of the Ethiopian to these observations.The Talisman | Sir Walter Scott
Whereupon the pony went down on its knees in the sawdust in a genuflection to the man with the whip.Michael, Brother of Jerry | Jack London
The donkey drivers performed the same genuflection as the ox-herds, and the scribes noted also the exact number of the animals.The Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5 | Theophile Gautier
The High Priestess rose from her genuflection and Forrester followed suit.Pagan Passions | Gordon Randall Garrett
I left the temple without genuflection and walked briskly toward the outlying village of Ranbajpur.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda