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Kneeling is a basic human position where one or both knees touch the ground. It is used as a resting position, during childbirth and as an expression of reverence and submission. While kneeling, the angle between the legs can vary from zero to widely splayed out, flexibility permitting. It is common to kneel with one leg and squat with the other leg
to position the body so that one or both knees rest on the floor The prisoners were ordered to kneel. :to fall or rest on the knees She kneeled on the floor next to the child.
We, too, born to freedom, and believing in freedom, are willing to fight to maintain freedom. We, and all others who believe as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
“It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.”