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 Meanings and Examples of DOCILE
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docile
 a.  obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
Classic Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Finding the child more docile and amiable than her sister, the old lady felt it her duty to try and counteract, as far as possible, the bad effects of home freedom and indulgence.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
2  You always were my docile daughter.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
3  I found my pupil sufficiently docile, though disinclined to apply: she had not been used to regular occupation of any kind.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
4  Mary would sit and watch me by the hour together: then she would take lessons; and a docile, intelligent, assiduous pupil she made.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
5  Some of them are unmannered, rough, intractable, as well as ignorant; but others are docile, have a wish to learn, and evince a disposition that pleases me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
6  As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
7  It seemed to me that he despised him for being so simple and docile.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
8  He was docile and obedient, but when he was six years old he began to run away from home, always taking the same direction.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
9  At last he tapped his way upstairs, after bowing to everybody, docile and happy.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
10  He thoughtfully poked one of the docile hands with his foot.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 10
11  I am thy creature, and I will be even mild and docile to my natural lord and king if thou wilt also perform thy part, the which thou owest me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
12  I sat up on the coping of the bridge admiring my frail canvas shoes which I had diligently pipeclayed overnight and watching the docile horses pulling a tramload of business people up the hill.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
13  When John spoke in that masterful tone, Meg always obeyed, and never regretted her docility.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
14  Amy was a model of docility, and as her aunt was a good deal occupied with Flo, she was left to entertain her friend, and did it with more than her usual success.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
15  Whether Noirtier understood the young man's indecision, or whether he had not full confidence in his docility, he looked uneasily at him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
Example Sentence:
1  As docile as he seems today, that old lion was once a ferocious, snarling beast.