My mother glances submissively at them, shuts the book, and lays it by as an arrear to be worked out when my other tasks are done.
If he shows his face near it, mine assumes an imploring and submissive expression.
I submissively expressed, by my silence, my acquiescence in all I had heard from my superior in years and knowledge; and we talked about The Stranger and the Drama, and the pairs of horses, until we came to Mr. Spenlow’s gate.
And he takes,’ said my mother, with the tears which were engendered in her affectionate nature, stealing down her face, ’he takes great pains with me; and I ought to be very thankful to him, and very submissive to him even in my thoughts; and when I am not, Peggotty, I worry and condemn myself, and feel doubtful of my own heart, and don’t know what to do.’
Presently, he proceeded as before: ’It only remains for me, to bear the knowledge of the unhappiness I have occasioned, as submissively as I can.
’All that has ever been in my mind, since I was married,’ she said in a low, submissive, tender voice, ’I will lay bare before you.
’I beg your pardon, miss,’ he said, awakening from his abstraction, ’but, however submissive to you, I have my position, though a servant.
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She has become silently submissive.
Harriet kissed her hand in silent and submissive gratitude.