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obsequious
used in Babbitt

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Definition
excessively eager to flatter or serve
  • In alarm, in obsequiousness, as Hanson's eyes grew more bored, "You telephone to Jake about me, if you want to."
    Chapter 8 (24% in)
  • Babbitt's porter was an obsequious gray-haired negro who did him an honor highly esteemed in the land of Zenith—greeted him by name.
    Chapter 24 (41% in)
  • The barber obsequiously rubbed his wet hair and bound it in a towel as in a turban, so that Babbitt resembled a plump pink calif on an ingenious and adjustable throne.
    Chapter 24 (50% in)

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