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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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genuflect
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • He had seen himself, a young and silent-mannered priest, entering a confessional swiftly, ascending the altarsteps, incensing, genuflecting, accomplishing the vague acts of the priesthood which pleased him by reason of their semblance of reality and of their distance from it.

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  • She is so respected, her colleagues nearly genuflect in her presence.
  • She genuflected and made the sign of the cross as she entered the church.

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