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submissive
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

5 uses
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Definition inclined to submit (give in) to the wishes of others
  • Is it possible to find a more submissive slave than myself?
    Chapters 51-52 (19% in)
  • Keep your journey a secret; do not boast of what you have come to Paris to do, or have done; return with all speed; enter Marseilles at night, and your house by the back-door, and there remain, quiet, submissive, secret, and, above all, inoffensive; for this time, I swear to you, we shall act like powerful men who know their enemies.
    Chapters 11-12 (94% in)
  • "My God," said Valentine, raising both her hands to heaven with a sublime expression, "I have done my utmost to remain a submissive daughter; I have begged, entreated, implored; he has regarded neither my prayers, my entreaties, nor my tears.
    Chapters 73-74 (18% in)
  • However, this time, my tranquillity, or passiveness as philosophers say, proceeded from another source; it proceeded from a wish, like a submissive and devoted daughter" (a slight smile was observable on the purple lips of the young girl), "to practice obedience."
    Chapters 95-96 (13% in)
  • Eugenie bowed, not as a submissive daughter, but as an adversary prepared for a discussion.
    Chapters 95-96 (22% in)

There are no more uses of "submissive" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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