- kneller, sir godfrey,
verb (used without object), knelt or kneeled, kneel·ing.
Origin of kneel
Examples from the Web for knelt
Her tender face bent in compassion over a marble form so exquisitely pure that I knelt and signed myself.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He knelt beside Glover just as he once had by that injured boy back in Brooklyn.Why Was My Son Killed in Fallujah—and His Murderer Set Free?|Michael Daly|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Outside the courthouse, supporters of Martin's family jeered, wept, or knelt in prayer as the verdict came.George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty; Looks Forward to 'Getting His Life Back'|Jacqui Goddard|July 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Harry also knelt on one knee and layed poppies at the grave of the unknown soldier as the last post was played.
One of her favorite memories at a red carpet was meeting Jodie Foster, who knelt down to speak at her level.‘Matilda’ Star Mara Wilson Reviews ‘Matilda the Musical’|Ramin Setoodeh|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He remembered that at that time Mr. Stephens had knelt down and prayed for him.Three People|Pansy
When Jack paused on his downward way, the priest coming up at once knelt on the steps to show his reverence.The Harlequin Opal, Vol. 2 (of 3)|Fergus Hume
Even the men who had upheld the archway of swords dropped their weapons with a crash and knelt also.The Lost Prince|Frances Hodgson Burnett
So, first picking out a tree to go up in case of necessity, I knelt down and fired into the bunch, getting one.The Trail of The Badger|Sidford F. Hamp
The Duchessa dropped on one knee, and then knelt for a few moments at one of the prie-dieux.Antony Gray,--Gardener|Leslie Moore
verb kneels, kneeling, knelt or kneeled
Word Origin for kneel
Old English cneowlian, from cneow (see knee (n.)); cf. Middle Low German knelen, Middle Dutch cnielen, Dutch knielen Gothic knussjan. Past tense knelt is a modern formation (19c.) on analogy of feel/felt, etc. Related: Kneeling.