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subservient
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  • There are deferential people in a dozen callings whom my Lady Dedlock suspects of nothing but prostration before her, who can tell you how to manage her as if she were a baby, who do nothing but nurse her all their lives, who, humbly affecting to follow with profound subservience, lead her and her whole troop after them; who, in hooking one, hook all and bear them off as Lemuel Gulliver bore away the stately fleet of the majestic Lilliput.

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  • I should show my subservience.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Our people are used to being subservient because under the wali no criticism was tolerated.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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