- (archaic, idiom) To wait obsequiously (on or upon someone).
- 1613, William Shakespeare; [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act V, scene ii]:
- A man of his place, and so near our favour, / To dance attendance on their lordships' pleasure.
- 2002, Colin Jones (historian), 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.