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servile
used in A Room of One's Own

4 uses
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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
  • For genius like Shakespeare's is not born among labouring, uneducated, servile people.
    3 (47% in)
  • Whilst the dull manage of a servile house Is held by some our utmost art and use.
    4 (6% in)
  • But there I do not agree with him, for I should have liked to have had more even of dubious gossip so that I might have found out or made up some image of this melancholy lady, who loved wandering in the fields and thinking about unusual things and scorned, so rashly, so unwisely, 'the dull manage of a servile house'.
    4 (13% in)
  • No, delightful as the pastime of measuring may be, it is the most futile of all occupations, and to submit to the decrees of the measurers the most servile of attitudes.
    6 (59% in)

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