The Red Men accounted to the Jesuits for the spherical forms of sun and moon by saying that their appearance was caused by their bended bows.
I could always tell if visitors had called in my absence, either by the bended twigs or grass, or the print of their shoes, and generally of what sex or age or quality they were by some slight trace left, as a flower dropped, or a bunch of grass plucked and thrown away, even as far off as the railroad, half a mile distant, or by the lingering odor of a cigar or pipe.
But neither could she doubt the righteousness of the prayer that was being read on bended knees.
Previous deputies had addressed the king on their bended knees, whereas the representatives of the Catholics had been permitted to stand.
bended knee, with my heart banging in my chest, I asked Mo ' to marry me.