bending (adj.)
bowing, reverential, respectful
H5 Epil.chorus.2[Chorus] Our bending author hath pursued the story [also: bent with labour]
R3 IV.iv.95[Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] Where be the bending peers that flattered thee?
TC I.iii.236[Aeneas to Agamemnon, of Trojans] Courtiers as free, as debonair, unarmed, / As bending angels
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