to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.
the action or position of kneeling.
- kneel·ing·ly, adverb
- un·kneel·ing, adjective
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How to use kneel in a sentence
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 | THE 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 | THE 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 | THE 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.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The elephant was made to kneel down, a ladder was placed against his side, and Mr. Law and myself took our places.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
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
The stranger came forward reverently to kneel between the two nuns.An Episode Under the Terror | Honore de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for kneel
(intr) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one's knees
the act or position of kneeling
- kneeler, noun
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