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Plural for a weapon for shooting arrows
“The rider has turned in the saddle and is aiming his bow at the lower of two birds in the branches of a willow high above his head.”
Plural for an act of bending the head or upper body as a sign of respect or greeting
“I was surprised to see a brazen boy, with quite peculiar looks, standing by the door in a deep theatrical bow towards the floor.”
Plural for a curve, or something which is curved or curving
“On the east was a beautiful bay with a sandy beach, which, beginning at a low rocky point, formed a bow and then stretched for several miles to the town of Kinghorn.”
Plural for a knot tied with two loops and two loose ends
“It had a ribbon of the same color as the rose tied in a bow at the top.”
Plural for the front end of a ship
“Steve stood at the bow of the ship, unprotected from the storm and hanging on for dear life as he pointed excitedly.”
To bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
“From a field, the horses observe the great monuments, and, indeed, they bow before them.”
To bend or distort in shape due to physical pressure
“The walls will tend to bow under the force of the sustained wind pressure.”
To arc, curve, or deviate from a course or straight line
“The river would begin to bow gently to the north before reaching the sea.”
To submit to pressure or demands
“Who else but a brute would order his armies to subdue citizens who refuse to bow to his demands?”
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