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The House of Mirth
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  • The words, and the movement which accompanied them, combined to startle Lily out of the state of tranced subservience into which she had insensibly slipped.
  • She was "perfect" to every one: subservient to Bertha’s anxious predominance, good-naturedly watchful of Dorset’s moods, brightly companionable to Silverton and Dacey, the latter of whom met her on an evident footing of old admiration, while young Silverton, portentously self-absorbed, seemed conscious of her only as of something vaguely obstructive.

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  • I should show my subservience.
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  • Our people are used to being subservient because under the wali no criticism was tolerated.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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