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servile
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Catch-22
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  • Yossarian went along in Milo Minderbinder’s speeding M & M staff car to police headquarters to meet a swarthy, untidy police commissioner with a narrow black mustache and unbuttoned tunic who was fiddling with a stout woman with warts and two chins when they entered his office and who greeted Milo with warm surprise and bowed and scraped in obscene servility as though Milo were some elegant marquis.

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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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