1 to show obsequious or servile deference. 2 the prostration made by inferiors to their superiors, either as homage or worship, by knocking the forehead on the ground.

Miranda and Karl found love early. They were inseparable from the time they were 2 years old. They were married at 20. Parents at 23. Karl was happy. Miranda was not. At 30 she began to feel a overwhelming regret. At 31 she began to resent her husband. Love turned to acrimony, Acrimony turned to alimony. Miranda won custody of the kids. Held them hostage. Karl was forced to kowtow to her whims and moods just to see them.

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“Kowtow.” The Effin’ Word, The Effin’ Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/kowtow. Accessed 4 June 2023.

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The Effin’ Word. (n.d.). Kowtow. In The Effin’ Word. Retrieved June 4, 2023, from https://effinwords.com/dictionary/kowtow

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