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servile
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He liked to put himself forward and entertain the company, ostensibly on equal terms, of course, though in reality he was on a servile footing with them.
  • They are not servile, and even after two centuries of serfdom they are free in manner and bearing, yet without insolence, and not revengeful and not envious.
  • His abject and servile characteristics disappeared, his malicious and sarcastic cynicism was all that remained.

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  • She acknowledged her submission in a servile tone.
  • We expect our waiters to give world-class service, but not to be so servile they sacrifice their human dignity.

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