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servile
used in The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

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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
  • The crouching servility, usually so acceptable a quality in a slave, did not...
    Chapter 6 (11% in)
servility = submissiveness
  • He was just proud enough to demand the most debasing homage of the slave, and quite servile enough to crouch, himself, at the feet of the master.
    Chapter 4 (20% in)

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