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General Crossword Questions for “obeisance”

  • Modified one basic note for a bow
  • A gong is an establishment expression of respect
  • Attitude of respect for Seb Coe in a medley

Encyclopedia

  • A salute (also called obeisance) is a gesture or other action used to display respect. The distinction between a formally polite greeting and an obeisance is often hard to make; for example, proskynesis (Greek for ". — “Salute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • This article is about the cannon salute. For the three-shot rifle salute given at The custom originates in naval tradition, where a warship would fire. — “21-gun salute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Perhaps most damning, even earlier versions of this translation translated this word as "worship" at the places where it has now been changed to "obeisance", as the provided references talk about. I do not think that rendering "proskuneo" as "obeisance" when it refers to Jesus is so outrageous after. — “Wikipedia:Mediation Cabal/Cases/2006-01-06 Jehovah's”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • He stepped forward, with his brilliant ingratiating smile, and made low obeisance to the women before him. — “Herland” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Love, M.A., made obeisance unperceived, mindful of lords deputies whose hands benignant had held of yore rich advowsons. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • When they drew near to the audience chamber Cacambo asked one of the great officers in what way he should pay his obeisance to his Majesty; whether they should throw themselves upon their knees or on their stomachs; whether they should put their hands upon their heads or behind their backs; whether they should lick the dust off the floor; in a word, what was the ceremony? — “Candide” by Voltaire
  • And when she homeward came, she would bring Wortes,* and other herbes, times oft, *plants, cabbages The which she shred and seeth'd for her living, And made her bed full hard, and nothing soft: And aye she kept her father's life on loft* *up, aloft With ev'ry obeisance and diligence, That child may do to father's reverence. — “Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer
  • –No,–I think I have advanced nothing, replied my father, making answer to a question which Yorick had taken the liberty to put to him,–I have advanced nothing in the Tristra-paedia, but what is as clear as any one proposition in Euclid.–Reach me, Trim, that book from off the scrutoir:–it has oft-times been in my mind, continued my father, to have read it over both to you, Yorick, and to my brother Toby, and I think it a little unfriendly in myself, in not having done it long ago:–shall we have a short chapter or two now,–and a chapter or two hereafter, as occasions serve; and so on, till we get through the whole? My uncle Toby and Yorick made the obeisance which was proper; and the corporal, though he was not included in the compliment, laid his hand upon his breast, and made his bow at the same time.–The company smiled. — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • The grace-cup was accordingly served round, and the guests, after making deep obeisance to their landlord and to the Lady Rowena, arose and mingled in the hall, while the heads of the family, by separate doors, retired with their attendants. — “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott

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