Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: kneel
IPA transcription: [n'il]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: kneel, kneeling
    Meaning: supporting yourself on your knees
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: kneel
    Meaning: rest one's weight on one's knees; "In church you have to kneel during parts of the service"
Usage examples
  • "No, but kneel down and pray to God for me.
  • "No, no! What have you done, what have you done, that you should kneel to us!
  • He bound the child's eyes with a white cloth, and bade him kneel beside the stone with his face to the east.
  • Thanks; and if you please Perhaps you'll kindly kneel down on your knees, As I did when I came to Camelot; So! Are you all ready?
  • Then the count threw the bridle of his horse into the hands of a peasant, remounted the steps, went into the cathedral, there to kneel down in the darkest corner and pray.
  • When evening came, and the poor sister felt tired, she would kneel down and say her prayers, and then lay her delicate head on the fawn's back, which was a soft warm pillow, on which she could sleep peacefully.
  • For herself she intended to go at least once a week to the little old church half-a-mile away from her home, to kneel there before the sunlit sanctuary, to meditate on sweet mysteries, to present herself to That which she was yearning to love, and to drink, it might be, new draughts of life and power.
  • "Monsieur," he said, "I know that you intend to fight a duel; and I tell you, as a message from my Saviour, before whom you kneel, that if you do not renounce this intention His judgment will fall on you and yours." The Count, after a moment's silence, promised to give up his project, and faithfully kept his word.