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servile
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition submissive — typically excessively so (so submissive or eager to serve and please that one seems to have no self-respect)

or:

relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands

or:

slave-like or relating to slaves
  • What a launch in life I think it now, on looking back, to be so mean and servile to a man of such parts and pretensions!
    Chapters 7-9 (3% in)
  • He stirred his coffee round and round, he sipped it, he felt his chin softly with his grisly hand, he looked at the fire, he looked about the room, he gasped rather than smiled at me, he writhed and undulated about, in his deferential servility, he stirred and sipped again, but he left the renewal of the conversation to me.
    Chapters 25-27 (33% in)
  • Though I had long known that his servility was false, and all his pretences knavish and hollow, I had had no adequate conception of the extent of his hypocrisy, until I now saw him with his mask off.
    Chapters 52-54 (19% in)

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