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  • On the landing below lived the obsequious owners.
  • Total strangers saw fit to deprecate him, with the result that he was stricken early with a guilty fear of people and an obsequious impulse to apologize to society for the fact that he was not Henry Fonda.
  • ’Yes, sir, sir,’ said Colonel Cathcart obsequiously.
  • The chaplain raised his eyes quickly in obsequious commiseration.
  • Milo’s office was a barbershop, and his deputy mayor was a pudgy barber from whose obsequious lips cordial greetings foamed as effusively as the lather he began whipping up in Milo’s shaving cup.

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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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