kneel down


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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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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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Mayurbhanj (Odisha) [India], June 28( ANI ): In a bizarre incident, four Home Guards, including a female cop were asked to kneel down with their hands up in punishment for wearing improper uniform in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district.
Bharat Bhavan Trust, an advisory body constituted by the BJP government to avoid any conflict between the trust and its cultural outfits on ideological issues, had approved both TamashaC* and Kneel Down .
Recalling the statements of Armenian President Serzh Sargsian, who said that Turks would kneel down in Yerevan, Bagis said that Sargsian went beyond the limits.
an icon Exactly, no one To kneel down to Praise, no one To do my dirty
Do not panic when you remember the part of the ceremony when you have to Kneel down in front of your hand-picKed congregation.
So good luck to all of the players Let's hope England can go all the way But if we need to win by penalties I suggest we all kneel down and pray
To fill our hearts with joy and mystery And every thorn that made his crown Loses its sting as we kneel down To the light of love our hope our destiny.
This is the worst because a dignified man does not kneel down where he is not welcomed, says Stefanovski.
He passed care worker Hayley Bills who said Mr Meese seemed to kneel down to the water before falling in.
Alison Phillips, head of RE at Cheshire's respected Alsager High School, allegedly disciplined the Year 7 duo, claiming they were disrespectful for refusing to kneel down and pray.
Kneel down and look at the drive wheel's scraper bar.
A pistol was put to a man's head and he was forced to kneel down in a terrifying street robbery.
After he got burned, Vino and I would kneel down and pray for help,'' his father, 33-year-old Djefry Umpung, a Christian and a tin-can maker from the island of Sulawesi, said through a translator.
She can be seen at La Quebrada in Acapulco, where divers kneel down in front of her before plunging 150 feet into the sea, and near those cliffs children go to see her through the glass-bottom boats, where there is an effigy of her underwater.
Both, despite being under pressure to weigh in, took the time to kneel down and sign her racecard and give her a smile and a few generous words.