I abandoned it and framed a humbler supplication; for change, stimulus: that petition, too, seemed swept off into vague space: "Then," I cried, half desperate, "grant me at least a new servitude!"
But I did not love my servitude: I wished, many a time, he had continued to neglect me.
In truth it was humble — but then it was sheltered, and I wanted a safe asylum: it was plodding — but then, compared with that of a governess in a rich house, it was independent; and the fear of servitude with strangers entered my soul like iron: it was not ignoble — not unworthy — not mentally degrading, I made my decision.
There are no more uses of "servitude" in the book.
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living in political servitude to their powerful neighbor
an almost medieval system of servitude that each year turns thousands of young women from underdeveloped Asian countries into virtual slaves for prosperous Arab families
Time, 1995 -- http://www.time.com/time/international/1995/951023/justice.html(retrieved 02/18/10)