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Definition of Knee

Knee

  1. In man, the joint in the middle part of the leg.
  2. The joint, or region of the joint, between the thigh and leg.
  3. In the horse and allied animals, the carpal joint, corresponding to the wrist in man.
  4. A piece of timber or metal formed with an angle somewhat in the shape of the human knee when bent.
  5. A bending of the knee, as in respect or courtesy.
  6. To supplicate by kneeling.

Knee Quotations

Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree.
T. S. Eliot

What Wall Street and credit card companies are doing is really not much different from what gangsters and loan sharks do who make predatory loans. While the bankers wear three-piece suits and don't break the knee caps of those who can't pay back, they still are destroying people's lives.
Bernie Sanders

Some experts say we are moving back to the pre-antibiotic era. No. This will be a post-antibiotic era. In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it. Things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill.
Margaret Chan

In the past I have defended the right of the IRA to engage in armed struggle. I did so because there was no alternative for those who would not bend the knee, or turn a blind eye to oppression, or for those who wanted a national republic.
Gerry Adams

In a single moment we can understand we are not just facing a knee pain, or our discouragement and our wishing the sitting would end, but that right in the moment of seeing that knee pain, we're able to explore the teachings of the Buddha. What does it mean to have a painful experience? What does it mean to hate it, and to fear it?
Sharon Salzberg
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Knee Translations

knee in Afrikaans is knie
knee in Dutch is knie
knee in Finnish is polvi
knee in French is genou
knee in German is Knie
knee in Italian is ginocchio
knee in Norwegian is kne
knee in Portuguese is joelho
knee in Spanish is rodilla
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