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1. kneel

verb. ['ˈniːl'] rest one's weight on one's knees.

Antonyms

  • nonmoving

Etymology

  • knelen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Kneel

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Example sentences of the word kneel


1. Verb, base form
Repair techs need to be able to bend, kneel and lift heavy parts and equipment.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Family members will also burn incense and kneel before the dead to show their respect.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Have your Saint sit as you kneel down and calmly pet him.

Quotes containing the word kneel


1. What can I do with my happiness? How can I keep it, conceal it, bury it where I may never lose it? I want to kneel as it falls over me like rain, gather it up with lace and silk, and press it over myself again.
- Anaïs Nin, Henry & June

2. 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.
- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

3. Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I'd do. I'd go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I'd look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I'd just feel a prayer.
- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

2. kneel

noun. ['ˈniːl'] supporting yourself on your knees.

Synonyms

  • movement
  • motion
  • motility
  • move

Antonyms

  • opening
  • retreat
  • boo
  • moving

Etymology

  • knelen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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