supporting yourself on your knees
rest one's weight on one's knees
"In church you have to kneel during parts of the service"
To stoop down and rest on the knee or knees.
Origin: From knelen, knewlen, from cneowlian, equivalent to . Cognate with knielen, knelen, dialectal knielen, kneulen, knülen, knæle.
to bend the knee; to fall or rest on the knees; -- sometimes with down
Origin: [OE. knelen, cneolien; akin to D. knielen, Dan. knle. See Knee.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nēl, v.i. to bend the knee: to rest or fall on the knee:—pa.t. and pa.p. kneeled, knelt.—n. Kneel′er, one who kneels. [Knee.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'kneel' in Verbs Frequency: #1077
The numerical value of kneel in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of kneel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hang out with the powerful and people will kneel before you wherever you go.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.
You must pay for conformity. All goes well as long as you run with conformists. But you, who are honest men in other particulars, know that there is alive somewhere a man whose honesty reaches to this point also, that he shall not kneel to false gods, and, on the day when you meet him, you sink into the class of counterfeits.
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- kleknout, pokleknout, klečetCzech
- penlinio, penglinioWelsh
- زانو زدنPersian
- [[téigh]] [[ar]] [[do]] [[glúine, [[bí]] [[ar]] [[do]] [[glúine, sléachtIrish
- לִכרוֹעַ בּHebrew
- 꿇다, 무릎을 꿇고Korean
- ntsideegeehNavajo, Navaho
- преклоня́ться, [[стоя́ть]] [[н]]а [[коленоRussian
- клекнути, klečati, клечати, kleknutiSerbo-Croatian
- klečati, pokleknitiSlovene
- kupiga magotiSwahili
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