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  • ’Perhaps you are right, uncle,’ replied Mrs Kenwigs, submissively.
  • ’Humbly and submissively?’ said Nicholas.
  • ’Humbly and submissively,’ returned the tragedian, scowling upwards.

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  • She has become silently submissive.
  • Harriet kissed her hand in silent and submissive gratitude.
    Austen, Jane  --  Emma

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