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docile
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Dune
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  • The agnostic ruling class (including the Guild) for whom religion was a kind of puppet show to amuse the populace and keep it docile, and who believed essentially that all phenomena — even religious phenomena — could be reduced to mechanical explanations; 4.

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  • [We] show them all the tricks that can save them from death. They listen, they are docile—but when it begins again, in their excitement they do everything wrong.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • The wights are convinced we peculiar children are docile and weak.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City

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