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used in Ulysses by James Joyce

3 uses
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to demonstrate respect by bending one or both knees to the ground


to grovel (show excessive deference or servile respect)
  • The peers do homage, one by one, approaching and genuflecting.
    Episode 15 — Circe (31% in)
  • Canon O'Hanlon put the Blessed Sacrament back into the tabernacle and genuflected and the choir sang Laudate Dominum omnes gentes and then he locked the tabernacle door because the benediction was over and Father Conroy handed him his hat to put on and crosscat Edy asked wasn't she coming but Jacky Caffrey called out: —O, look, Cissy!
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (51% in)
  • Because the odour inhaled corresponded to other odours inhaled of other ungual fragments, picked and lacerated by Master Bloom, pupil of Mrs Ellis's juvenile school, patiently each night in the act of brief genuflection and nocturnal prayer and ambitious meditation.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (63% in)

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