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An example use of kneel in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… some of them kneel some of them sit on …”
Kneel means to bend the knee and rest the upper body on the ground in a gesture of submission, prayer, or supplication.
the word kneel occurs in english on average 1.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.