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bend forward

To lean in a forward direction. OK, everyone, now bend forward and touch your toes.
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bend forward

to lean forward; to curve forward. The tree bent forward in the wind. I bent forward to pick up the pencil.
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References in classic literature ?
An occasional man bent forward, intent upon the pink stockings.
Herbert bent forward to look at me more nearly, as if my reply had been rather more hurried or more eager than he could quite account for.
Each time the commander started and bent forward, the hussar started and bent forward in exactly the same manner.
She bent forward out of her corner, and suddenly drew up her veil.
So they bent forward, and I whispered awhile of the death of a king, and the sons of Senzangacona nodded their heads as one man in answer.
There was the same short, stocky trunk upon which rested an enormous head habitually bent forward into the same curvature as the back, the arms shorter than the legs, and the lower leg considerably shorter than that of modern man, the knees bent forward and never straightened.
Then was heard a subdued footstep on the stairs; and Ralph Nickleby, hat in hand, crept softly into the room, with his body bent forward as if in profound respect, and his eyes fixed upon the face of his worthy client.
I shall never forget the sweetness and gaiety with which he brought out the word, nor how, on top of it, he bent forward and kissed me.
Lucy bent forward and said with gentleness: "Lascia, prego, lascia.
Anne suddenly bent forward, put her arms about Diana, and kissed her cheek.
He rose, listened once more, and bent forward towards the door.
As soon as she was safely out of earshot, Miss Cornelia bent forward and said in a conspirator's whisper:
When the three-mile steeplechase was beginning, she bent forward and gazed with fixed eyes at Vronsky as he went up to his horse and mounted, and at the same time she heard that loathsome, never-ceasing voice of her husband.
Casaubon slowly receding with his hands behind him according to his habit, and his head bent forward.
The doctor bent forward, looking at him first in perplexity and afterwards in amazement.