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Obeisance

Refers to a gesture of body movement that expresses homage, like a bow

Mar 28, 2013 12:10 IST
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Word: Noun

Pronunciation: oh-BEY-suh’ ns, oh-BEE-

Difficulty Level: Medium

Meaning: refers to a gesture of body movement that expresses homage, like a bow

Usage/Example

1. Thousands pay obeisance to the image of Lord Jagannath as it passes through the streets of Puri.

2. Like Mont St Michel in Normandy, the resulting shrine gave rise to a dramatic church, pilgrims came to make obeisance and a village grew up at its base.

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