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submissive
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • "Pardon, Monsieur the Marquis!" said a ragged and submissive man, "it is a child."
  • The voice of the submissive man who had spoken, was flat and tame in its extreme submission.
  • In the submissive way of one long accustomed to obey under coercion, he ate and drank what they gave him to eat and drink, and put on the cloak and other wrappings, that they gave him to wear.
  • He obeyed, in the old mechanically submissive manner, without pausing in his work.
  • Monsieur the Marquis cast his eyes over the submissive faces that drooped before him, as the like of himself had drooped before Monseigneur of the Court—only the difference was, that these faces drooped merely to suffer and not to propitiate—when a grizzled mender of the roads joined the group.
  • I will be submissive to you.
  • The general scarcity of everything, occasioned candles to be borrowed in a rather peremptory manner of Monsieur Gabelle; and in a moment of reluctance and hesitation on that functionary’s part, the mender of roads, once so submissive to authority, had remarked that carriages were good to make bonfires with, and that post-horses would roast.

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  • She has become silently submissive.
  • Harriet kissed her hand in silent and submissive gratitude.
    Austen, Jane  --  Emma

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