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docile
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Jane Eyre
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  • I found my pupil sufficiently docile, though disinclined to apply: she had not been used to regular occupation of any kind.
  • Mary would sit and watch me by the hour together: then she would take lessons; and a docile, intelligent, assiduous pupil she made.
  • Some of them are unmannered, rough, intractable, as well as ignorant; but others are docile, have a wish to learn, and evince a disposition that pleases me.
  • Jane, you are docile, diligent, disinterested, faithful, constant, and courageous; very gentle, and very heroic: cease to mistrust yourself — I can trust you unreservedly.
  • As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled.

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  • [We] show them all the tricks that can save them from death. They listen, they are docile—but when it begins again, in their excitement they do everything wrong.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The wights are convinced we peculiar children are docile and weak.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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