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servile
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Great Expectations
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  • Standing at this table, I became conscious of the servile Pumblechook in a black cloak and several yards of hatband, who was alternately stuffing himself, and making obsequious movements to catch my attention.
  • This reminded me of the wonderful difference between the servile manner in which he had offered his hand in my new prosperity, saying, "May I?" and the ostentatious clemency with which he had just now exhibited the same fat five fingers.
  • It might," said the servile Pumblechook, putting down his untasted glass in a hurry and getting up again, "to a common person, have the appearance of repeating— but may I—?"

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  • She acknowledged her submission in a servile tone.
  • We expect our waiters to give world-class service, but not to be so servile they sacrifice their human dignity.

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