Instead of speaking, I smiled; and not a very complacent or submissive smile either.
Lastly, I saw Mr. Mason was submissive to Mr. Rochester; that the impetuous will of the latter held complete sway over the inertness of the former: the few words which had passed between them assured me of this.
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She has become silently submissive.
Harriet kissed her hand in silent and submissive gratitude.