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docile
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

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Definition
easily led or managed — perhaps submissive or well-behaved
  • Given all the signs that a massacre had been imminent, it seems likely that the commanders had been awaiting instruction on whether or not to carry it out, and had wanted to keep the men docile in case the answer was affirmative.
    p. 312.4
docile = easily led or managed
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