bow before

bow before someone or something

 
1. Lit. to bend or curtsy in respect to someone or something. I will not bow before any king or queen. Henry insisted that I bow before him.
2. Fig. to submit to someone or something; to surrender to someone or something. Our country will never bow before a dictator's demands. We will not bow before such a corrupt politician.
See also: before, bow
References in classic literature ?
Having met with several other kings in her travels, she knew what to do, and at once made a low bow before the throne.
First, the cams must line up with the string when you look at the bow before drawing it.
Do we bow before we get to the priest or eucharistic minister?
Obviously, if the bow will tune it is a good one, so whenever possible, attempt to tune the bow before you buy it.
First, and this is probably the biggest issue, the two cams or single-cam and idler wheel must line up with the string when you look at the bow before drawing it.