obeisance

Part of speech: noun

Obedience.

Part of speech: noun

A courteous bowing or a bending of the knee.

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Usage examples "obeisance":

  1. I'll make no obeisance to the French!" - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. With a low obeisance to the king, the lovely bride hastened away after one of the favorite's attendants, to do as he directed, and don a riding- suit. - "The Midnight Queen", May Agnes Fleming.
  3. Then at last the cuckoo- clock had chimed and the wooden bird, with trembling tail, had made its jerky obeisance. - "In the Wilderness", Robert Hichens.