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 Meanings and Examples of KNEEL
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kneel
 v.  go down into, or stay in, a position where one or both knees are on the ground
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  He obtained this favour; they bandaged his eyes, and bade him kneel down.
Candide By Voltaire
Get Context   In II
2  They knew not what it was, they knew not where they were; but both of them, the man and the child, the penitent and the innocent, felt that they must kneel.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—THE BEGINNING OF AN ENIGMA
3  They gaze on the darkness, they kneel, and they clasp their hands.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV—THE CONVENT FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PRINCIPL...
4  It seemed as though he dared not kneel directly before God.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IX—CLOISTERED
5  Beautiful with a beauty which was wholly feminine and angelic, with a complete beauty which would have made Petrarch sing and Dante kneel.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VI—TAKEN PRISONER
6  He had to undress and then kneel and say his own prayers and be in bed before the gas was lowered so that he might not go to hell when he died.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
7  He had to kneel before the minister of the Holy Ghost and tell over his hidden sins truly and repentantly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
8  He would kneel and pray with others and be happy.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  Let us kneel down and try if we cannot remember a prayer.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
10  "Then you'll need to kneel down, and me too," she said, laying the shawl out for that purpose.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
11  On the lower step of this throne the champion was made to kneel down.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
12  Then she saw them enter and proceed to the chancel and kneel; and the service seemed to go on.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
13  Carreen, who was small for her age, could not kneel comfortably at the table and so knelt facing a chair, her elbows on the seat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
14  All those officers, when they see what I carry under the cloth, pull up their horses and kneel down on the ground in the road until we pass.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XV
15  The lawyer did not answer immediately, so Block repeated his request and lowered his head as if about to kneel down.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
Example Sentence:
1  In The King and l, Anna refuses to kneel down and prostrate herself before the king, for she feels that to do so would debase her position.
2  She had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room for this.
3  Better die standing than live kneeling.
4  If, indeed, such salvation be possible, for this girl, this child, the native of a Christian land, worse than many a little heathen who says its prayers to Brahma and kneels before Juggernaut.