curtsy, curtsey (n.) Old form(s): Curtsie, curt'sie
act of courteous respect, deferential action, bow
2H4 epilogue.1[Epilogue] First, my fear; then, my curtsy; last, my speech
2H4 II.i.123[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] if a man will make curtsy and say nothing he is virtuous
KL III.vii.26[Cornwall to all] our power / Shall do a curtsy to our wrath [i.e. we shall allow our anger to take precedence]
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