verb (used without object), knelt [nelt] /nɛlt/ or kneeled, kneel·ing.
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Origin of kneel
OTHER WORDS FROM kneelkneel·ing·ly, adverbun·kneel·ing, adjective
Words nearby kneel
Example sentences from the Web for kneel
As he went to kneel, I took a shot at him and [he] jumped in the door.
I kneel with the journalist in the sand, my face stoic and yet terrified, crying, knowing that I can do nothing but wait.Thank Goodness We’ve Got A Plan! Let the War Begin!|Michael Carson|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The three who were killed had been forced to kneel in a prayer position while assassins shot each in the forehead.Catholic Nuns Aiding Africa's Battered Wives Are Raped and Murdered|Barbie Latza Nadeau|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or was Giantsbane onto something when he said that Snow will never kneel again?
The nurse then forces him to stand up, kneel down before his father, and address him as “father” thirty times in a row.‘Web Junkie’ Is a Harrowing Documentary on China’s Internet Addiction Rehab Clinics|Marlow Stern|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The men stand, and the women bring with them little carpets, which they spread before them, and on which they either kneel or sit.
The elephant was made to kneel down, a ladder was placed against his side, and Mr. Law and myself took our places.
Nobody notices you if you kneel down on the road to say your prayer, in spite of the fact that you are blocking the traffic.Kari the Elephant|Dhan Gopal Mukerji
He bound the child's eyes with a white cloth, and bade him kneel beside the stone with his face to the east.The First Christmas Tree|Henry Van Dyke
She done spread down a bed sheet, a sho nuff linen sheet, for us to stan' on, an' dey was a white pillow to kneel down on.