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servile
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War and Peace
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  • He noticed that they whispered to one another, casting significant looks at him with a kind of awe and even servility.
  • "Or is it yours?" he said, addressing the black-mustached Denisov with servile deference.
  • Boris belonged to the latter and no one else, while showing servile respect to Kutuzov, could so create an impression that the old fellow was not much good and that Bennigsen managed everything.
  • The faces of the unimportant people awaiting their turn for an audience showed embarrassment and servility; the faces of those of higher rank expressed a common feeling of awkwardness, covered by a mask of unconcern and ridicule of themselves, their situation, and the person for whom they were waiting.

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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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