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docile
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Definition
easily led or managed — perhaps submissive or well-behaved
  • Her father's opinion of her moral purity was abundantly justified; she was excellently, imperturbably good; affectionate, docile, obedient, and much addicted to speaking the truth.
    Chapter 2 (58% in)
  • She was always her father's docile and reasonable associate—going through their sight-seeing in deferential silence, never complaining of fatigue, always ready to start at the hour he had appointed over-night, making no foolish criticisms and indulging in no refinements of appreciation.
    Chapter 24 (5% in)

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