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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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


relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands


slave-like or relating to slaves
  • He liked to put himself forward and entertain the company, ostensibly on equal terms, of course, though in reality he was on a servile footing with them.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (10% in)
  • They are not servile, and even after two centuries of serfdom they are free in manner and bearing, yet without insolence, and not revengeful and not envious.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (79% in)
  • His abject and servile characteristics disappeared, his malicious and sarcastic cynicism was all that remained.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (41% in)

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