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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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obsequious
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The Death of Ivan Ilych
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  • ...and there was too some obsequiousness to his chief and even to his chief’s wife, but all this was done with such a tone of good breeding that no hard names could be applied to it.

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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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