Definition of Kowtowing

1. Verb. (present participle of kowtow) ¹



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Definition of Kowtowing

1. kowtow [v] - See also: kowtow

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kowtowing

koutekite
kovdorskite
kovsh
kovshes
kovshi
kow
kowan
kowari
kowhai
kowhais
kows
kowtow
kowtowed
kowtower
kowtowers
kowtowing (current term)
kowtows
kozachok
kozulite
kph
kpm
kra
kra-kra
kraal
kraaled
kraalhead
kraalheads
kraaling
kraals
krab

Literary usage of Kowtowing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Years in The Forbidden City by Der Ling (1911)
"Of course, we knew that this was an especial favor, and thanked her by kowtowing before we commenced to eat. This kowtowing, or bowing our heads to the ..."

2. An Abridged Malay-English Dictionary (romanized) by Richard James Wilkinson (1908)
"... repeatedly kowtowing. sokom, smearing with paint or colouring ; clouded-white (as a colour of a dog) ..."

3. The East of Asia Magazine (1903)
"All these envoys as well as those that came after found Europeans at the Chinese Court who, in the matter of "kowtowing," might have served as an example to ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"... 'assumed authorities,' engaged in 'pompous kowtowing to each other.' He, the author, Mr. JT Goodman, announces himself as the 1 illiterate prol├ętaire ..."

5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1904)
"Remember that even earthly monarchs, if they become civilized, are disgusted with the kowtowing of their subjects. My view of worship is, briefly stated, ..."

6. China: Its History, Arts and Literature by Frank Brinkley (1902)
"... found himself involved in the old dispute which had caused the failure of one of his predecessors, the dispute about kowtowing^ to the Emperor. ..."

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