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servile
used in The Picture of Dorian Gray - 20 chapter version

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Definition
submissive — typically excessively so (so submissive or eager to serve and please that one seems to have no self-respect)

or:

relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands

or:

slave-like or relating to slaves
  • When his servant entered.... The man was quite impassive, and waited for his orders. Dorian ... could see the reflection of Victor's face perfectly. It was like a placid mask of servility.
    Chapter 10 (2% in)
servility = submissiveness
  • 'Have a box, my Lord?' he said, when he saw me, and he took off his hat with an air of gorgeous servility.
    Chapter 4 (28% in)

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