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Atlas Shrugged
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  • For a moment, he stared at her in blank stupor; she saw the struggle of fear, obsequiousness and hatred in his filmy eyes.
  • It was said with obsequious deference, and Dr. Stadler could not tell what made him hear in it the sentence: "Stick to your blackboard!"
  • It was not flattery that he wanted, she had seen him listening to the obsequious compliments of liars, listening with a look of resentful inertness-almost the look of a drug addict at a dose inadequate to rouse him.

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  • In the film, Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts character loved being served by obsequious sales clerks.
  • She is respectful without being obsequious.

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