knee bend


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n knee bend exercising by repeatedly assuming a crouching position with the knees bent; strengthens the leg muscles
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  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are.”


In literature:

To what Baael did the poet Moore ever bend the knee?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865" by Various
By dint of hunching his shoulders and bending his knees, Ross managed to get into the basket.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
And off thy bended knees!
"Something Else Again" by Franklin P. Adams
He dropped on his bended knee.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
First you go on your bended knees, and then you say you're quite unworthy of me.
"The Explorer" by W. Somerset Maugham
Some say his mother besought him on her bended knees, but he was clean infatooated.
""Some Say"" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Bend the knees and assume a squatting position.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
This was not diminished, by her choosing to stand during those portions of the service, when pious females bend the knee.
"Flora Lyndsay" by Susan Moodie
See, We all implore thee, all, on bended knee.
"Oedipus King of Thebes" by Sophocles
They presented these gifts on bended knees, in an attitude of deep submission and respect.
"Lafayette" by Martha Foote Crow

In poetry:

In prayer prone before my King,
I bend to Him my face and knee,
My heart His sacrifice shall be,
My tear His liquid offering.
"Before My King" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
But whether his knee had bended there
Was buried with him in the grave:...
He felt that doubt more terrible
Than the terrors of the cave. ...
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
In hopes no doubt that we shou'd give
Greater returns of praise to thee
Than they, on such mean fare who live,
And worship thee with bended knee.
"Another, After Meat" by Rees Prichard
To thee shall Age, with snowy hair,
And Strength and Beauty, bend the knee,
And Childhood lisp, with reverent air,
Its praises and its prayers to Thee.
"Hymns For Dedication I" by John Pierpont
Thus have I stood in silent ecstasy,
With all my daily rougher life away,
And in my heart the wish to bend my knee,
When Bertha bow'd her golden head to pray.
"Bertha" by Alexander Anderson
No more he thought, though rich in fee, Of any earthly loss,
But lighting, on his bended knee,
Said, Father, here I take from thee
The sign of the Holy Cross.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles

In news:

Bend your left knee and place your left ankle above your right knee.
Significant bending and twisting of the knee may cause the meniscus to tear.
Zooming past confused bystanders, bending her knees and leaning into.
Down on bended knee just doesn't cut it these days.
Now bend your right knee and position your right ankle directly under your left knee.
Don't know how to get on bended knee.
Caltrans owes the family of the man hit at the junction of highway 49 and La Barr Meadows on Tuesday, the 16th, an explanation and an apology given with bowed head on bended knee.
If you have tight hamstrings, you can modify this move by bending your knees.
Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor.
Slightly bend the knees and jump straight up.
In the pantheon of shameful proposals, getting on bended knee on Valentine's Day falls a hair behind proposing on the Jumbotron at a sporting event.
If you feel strain in your back, let your arms fall to your sides and bend your knees.
The knees and hips bend to prepare the body for the pushing phase.
Bend at your hips and knees to squat down until the weight is centered between your feet, your arm straight.
Step forward into a lunge, bending your front knee until your thigh is parallel to the ground.