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obsequious
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
excessively eager to flatter or serve
  • For a moment, he stared at her in blank stupor; she saw the struggle of fear, obsequiousness and hatred in his filmy eyes.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (62% in)
  • It was said with obsequious deference, and Dr. Stadler could not tell what made him hear in it the sentence: "Stick to your blackboard!"
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (22% in)
  • It was not flattery that he wanted, she had seen him listening to the obsequious compliments of liars, listening with a look of resentful inertness-almost the look of a drug addict at a dose inadequate to rouse him.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (30% in)

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