To give respect or reverence to someone; to express servitude to someone.


  • An allusion to a traditional manner of expressing obeisance to a bishop or king.

The friendship had faltered during their first year at Oxford, when Barnaby had turned jester-in-chief to a pride of strutting young peacocks with titles and country estates. He had made them laugh and kissed their rings and they in return had sneered at him behind his back.

Submitted on July 10, 2018


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تقبيل خاتم شخص ما

حلقه کسی را ببوس

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