Did he see himself, a white-haired decrepit man, bending his hitherto inflexible theories to appointed circumstances; making his facts and figures subservient to Faith, Hope, and Charity; and no longer trying to grind that Heavenly trio in his dusty little mills?
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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.