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servile
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  • The host kept his eyes fixed on Muishkin, with an expression of passionate servility.
  • "Dear me—is it possible?" observed the clerk, while his face assumed an expression of great deference and servility—if not of absolute alarm: "what, a son of that very Semen Rogojin—hereditary honourable citizen—who died a month or so ago and left two million and a half of roubles?"
  • Consider!" said Lebedeff with almost servile amiability, smiling at the prince.

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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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