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Anna Karenina
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  • Like an ox with head bent, submissively he awaited the blow which he felt was lifted over him.
  • The plump officer rose submissively, and they moved towards the door.
  • He looked at her with a look of submissive tenderness, kissed her hand, got up, and, in silence, paced up and down the terrace.
  • Anna looked about her in a frightened way, got up submissively, and laid her hand on her husband’s arm.
  • And on Vronsky’s face, always so firm and independent, she saw that look that had struck her, of bewilderment and humble submissiveness, like the expression of an intelligent dog when it has done wrong.
  • When he saw that smile, submissive and humble, Levin felt something clutching at his throat.
  • He got up and submissively followed her to the schoolroom.
  • She lay back submissively, and looked before her with beaming eyes.
  • "Blessed is the name of our God, from the beginning, is now, and ever shall be," the little old priest answered in a submissive, piping voice, still fingering something at the lectern.
  • Stepan Arkadyevitch could be calm when he thought of his wife, he could hope that she would come round, as Matvey expressed it, and could quietly go on reading his paper and drinking his coffee; but when he saw her tortured, suffering face, heard the tone of her voice, submissive to fate and full of despair, there was a catch in his breath and a lump in his throat, and his eyes began to shine with tears.

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  • She has become silently submissive.
  • Harriet kissed her hand in silent and submissive gratitude.
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