[ US /oʊˈbeɪsəns/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊbɪsəns/ ]
  1. bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  2. the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
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How To Use obeisance In A Sentence

  • Prior Aymer, therefore, and his character, were well known to our Saxon serfs, who made their rude obeisance, and received his “benedicite, mes filz,” in return. Ivanhoe
  • And the feeling for those he loved survived them, and it is monstrous to represent its unspoken and controlled/[Page xxxiv]/expression in obeisance and gesture as a sign of "agonising remorse. New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle
  • The slaves collapsed into reverential obeisances as the angelic flight passed overhead.
  • I make obeisance for you every day before the gods of this place.
  • We need to return to the diplomatic obeisance to the United Nations.
  • They also expected obeisance, deference, and acquiescence to their methods - even groveling - from me.
  • The business recalls the obeisance to certain Italian gentlemen once required of American presidential candidates. The Guardian World News
  • March 26th, 2010 at 1: 59 pm tombaker says: obeisance is freedom! Think Progress » Bartlett: Frum’s Dismissal Shows ‘All That Matters Now Is Absolute Subservient Adherence’ To The GOP
  • The kowtow was the stumbling block; the foreigners were willing to do only such obeisance to the Chinese emperor as they would do to their own sovereigns.
  • The kek would sweep inwards as the van roared along the lane; bowing in obeisance. On the Verge
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