How to use At-the-feet-of in a sentence
The queen wished to bury him at the feet of the Swedish kings, and to raise a costly mausoleum in his honour; but these plans were overruled, and a plain monument in the Catholic cemetery was all that marked the place of his rest.
During February and March 1808 the frontier fortresses of Pampeluna, St Sebastian, Barcelona and Figueras were treacherously occupied and Spain lay at the feet of Napoleon.
The sick person, or his representative, after ablution, prayer and sacrifice, was made to sleep on the hide of the sacrificed animal, or at the feet of the statue of the god, while sacred rites were performed.
Whatever may have been his private hopes and intentions, it was not until he, Laynez and Faber (Pierre Lefevre), in the name of their companions, were sent to lay their services at the feet of the pope that the history of the Society really begins.
A week later all Finland lay at the feet of the intrepid colonel of the Borg, dragoons.Advertisement
However this may be - for our information at this point of the story is miserably meagre - on the 24th of August Oro Alaric and his Goths burst in by the Salarian gate on the north-east of the city, and she who was of late the mistress of the world lay at the feet of the barbarians.
In 1764 Major Munro won the decisive battle of Buxar, which laid Oudh at the feet of the conquerors, and brought the Mogul emperor as a suppliant to the British camp.
But that audacious exploratory energy which formed the motive force of the Renaissance as distinguished from the Revival of Learning took, as we shall see, very different directions in the several nations who now were sending the flower of their youth to study at the feet of Italian rhetoricians.
In 1632 all Germany lay at the feet of Sweden; two years later a single disaster (N6rdlingen) brought her empire to the verge of ruin.
In 795 Harun al-Rashid made the pilgrimage, came with two of his sons to Medina, and sat at the feet of Malik as he lectured in the mosque.Advertisement
The battle of Plassey (1757) had laid Bengal at the feet of Clive; and Cootes victory at Wandiwash (1760) led to the final ruin of the relics of French authority in southern India.
She fell in tears at the feet of the figure, and felt every worldly emotion die within her.
They insinuated themselves into the counsels of their ignorant masters, and though still sitting humbly at the feet of the barons, these upright and well-educated servitors were already dreaming of the great deeds they would do when.
Struck and otherwise insulted, he was forced to restore the crown to his father, who laid it at the feet of Napoleon.
On the lateral walls of the approach we have a similar procession of attendants Leaded by the chief priestess and priest, who pours a libation at the feet of the goddess seated on her throne; while on the right returning wall are fragments of a third procession approaching another draped figure of the goddess on her throne (placed at the angle opposite the bull on the pedestal), the train being again brought up by a bull.Advertisement
The figure of a monk wearing priestly garments appears at the feet of Christ.
He used to perform hajj without eating the meat which was slaughtered at the feet of the idols.
I have knelt at the feet of great teachers, but I have also knelt at the twisty branches of the hawthorn hedge.
It's a real art form, as evidenced by the plaudits laid at the feet of North American mavericks like Cronenberg.
The truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures and is not afraid to endure the mockery of others.Advertisement
The Establishment shown to be laid prostrate at the feet of the Civil magistrate, 1840.
Springs start here and there at the feet of the hills; and little rivulets pour away in all directions.
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
The ball landed at the feet of Proctor who slammed the ball over the top from six yards out.
One good chance saw a low Tucks cross go loose but the keeper smothered at the feet of Bayliss.Advertisement
Groups always place flowers at the feet of these icons and we all bow with respect - whatever your personal views about totalitarian dictators.
Like all the newest consoles of its generation, it promises ground-breaking new graphical detail, and puts unprecedented processing and memory resources at the feet of eager game developers.
In some religions, such as the Catholic faith, rows of votive candles are often lit at the feet of magnificent statues as church goers ask for answers to their prayers.