courtesy, cur'sy, curtsy (n.) Old form(s): cursie, Cursies , curtesie, curtsie, curt'sie
curtsy, bow, gesture of respect
AYL V.iv.215[Rosalind as Epilogue] when I make curtsy, bid me farewell
JC III.i.36[Caesar to Metellus] These couchings, and these lowly courtesies / Might fire the blood of ordinary men
JC III.i.43[Caesar to Metellus] sweet words, / Low-crooked curtsies and base spaniel fawning
LLL I.ii.61[Armado to Mote, of ransoming desire] to any French courtier for a new-devised curtsy
MA II.i.47[Beatrice to all, of Hero and Leonato] it is my cousin's duty to make curtsy and say, 'Father, as it please you' ... or else make another curtsy and say 'Father, as it please me'
RJ I.iv.72[Mercutio to Romeo, of Queen Mab] she gallops ... / O'er courtiers' knees, that dream on curtsies straight
TC II.iii.104[Ulysses to all] The elephant hath joints, but none for courtesy; his legs are legs for necessity, not for flexure
Tim I.ii.240[Apemantus to Timon] Thus honest fools lay out their wealth on curtsies
TS induction.1.112[Lord to Servingman, of the Page behaving as a woman to Sly] With soft low tongue and lowly courtesy
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