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docile
used in My Antonia

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Definition
easily led or managed — perhaps submissive or well-behaved
  • It seemed to me that he despised him for being so simple and docile.
    Book 1 — The Shimerdas (38% in)
  • It was the soft, amiable Negro voice, like those I remembered from early childhood, with the note of docile subservience in it.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (37% in)
  • He was docile and obedient, but when he was six years old he began to run away from home, always taking the same direction.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (38% in)
  • At last he tapped his way upstairs, after bowing to everybody, docile and happy.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (45% in)

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