dance attendance

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dance attendance

  1. Obsequiously to wait (upon someone).
    • Shakespeare
      A man of his place, and so near our favour, / To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 33:
      Astonishingly, the king's health rallied, causing Orléans's antechamber to become deserted again as courtiers rushed back to dance attendance at the royal bedside.