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kneel down

to get down on one's knees. Please kneel down and fold your hands. You should at least kneel down and be quiet.
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kneel down (before someone or something)

to show respect by getting down on one's knees in the presence of someone or something. We were told to kneel down in front of the altar. Kneel down when the queen enters!
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There was intense interest in whether Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn would kneel before the Queen'
My heart ached for her as she continued to kneel there.
It's hard to kneel behind a basket chair because it slides about on a polished floor.
The idea that this means ensuring 'your children will kneel before Allah' is ludicrous.
When he walked into the Lincoln, he did indeed come and kneel down and we had an affectionate re-acquaintance.
Nor had I had ever seen him kneel before his God--or anyone else, for that matter.
December 11 2011 (TUR) -- Turkey's EU Minister & Chief Negotiator for EU talks Egemen Bagis said regarding the statements of Armenian president that no one had the courage to kneel Turks down.
A Facebook group, the Syrian Revolution 2011, said in a defiant message: "We only kneel before God.
Patients were eligible for inclusion if they were due to have a partial knee joint replacement; they were excluded if they lived more than 45 minutes from the hospital, may have required a total knee replacement, experienced other lower limb problems, or were unable to kneel for other reasons.
Bud Day, a leading supporter of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, raised controversy last Friday after defending the Iraq war by telling reporters "the Muslims have said either we kneel, or they're going to kill us.
I wish to commend Pope Benedict XVI for mandating that communicants kneel and receive Communion on the tongue during papal Masses.
them--purple-black-- when I kneel to them I am kneeling to my mother,
At the 25-yard line, Marines will kneel during the slow tire portion and shoot controlled pairs while standing and kneeling.
But when it came to a part of the service where those present were asked to kneel and beg forgiveness for their sins, he felt he could take no more.
When it came for us to kneel at the altar rail to receive Communion, being as Rani is a Hindu he gave her a blessing.