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Definition of "kotow" []

  • Alternative spelling of kowtow. (noun)
  • Alternative spelling of kowtow. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "kotow" in a sentence
  • "In view of the surprise, laughter, and criticism of Europe, the Emperor modified his demand for the "kotow" to its symbolic performance by three deep bows."
  • "Only on one occasion in the reign has an action of the Emperor's afforded ground for the suspicion that he was for a moment filled with the spirit of the Byzantine emperors -- namely, when he demanded the "kotow" from the Chinese Prince Tschun, who led the "mission of atonement" to Germany."
  • "It then transpired that the delay was caused by the Emperor's having suddenly intimated that he expected Prince Chun to make thrice to him, as he sat on his throne at Potsdam, the "kotow" as practised in the Court of China."