knelt

[nelt]
verb
a simple past tense and past participle of kneel.
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kneel

[neel]
verb (used without object), knelt or kneeled, kneeling.
1.
to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.
noun
2.
the action or position of kneeling.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English knelen, Old English cnēowlian (cognate with Low German knelen, Dutch knielen). See knee, -le

kneelingly, adverb
unkneeling, adjective
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kneel (niːl)
 
vb , kneels, kneeling, knelt, kneeled
1.  (intr) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one's knees
 
n
2.  the act or position of kneeling
 
[Old English cnēowlian; see knee]
 
'kneeler
 
n

knelt (nɛlt)
 
vb
a past tense and past participle of kneel

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kneel
O.E. cneowlian, from cneow (see knee); cf. Goth. knussjan, Gk. gnyx "with bent knee." Past tense knelt is a modern formation (19c.) on analogy of feel/felt, etc.
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Example sentences
He knelt before the block and clasped it in both hands.
In that nave and in the adjoining aisles knelt or stood the rapt throng of
  worshipers.
Before the offensive began, they knelt with their helmets off and prayed.
He knelt down and shot one expertly, knocking another into a puddle.
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