OBEDIENCE in a Sentence

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obedience
 n.  behavior intended to please your parents
 n.  the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
Classic Sentence: (118 in 8 pages)
1  She glanced with interest along the new brick and limestone house-fronts, fantastically varied in obedience to the American craving for novelty, but fresh and inviting with their awnings and flower-boxes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
2  The company, in obedience to the decorative instinct which calls for fine clothes in fine surroundings, had dressed rather with an eye to Mrs. Bry's background than to herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
3  Dorset, as if in obedience to Lily's imperative bidding, had actually returned in time for a late dinner on the yacht.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
4  In obedience to a sign from Ahab, Starbuck was now pulling obliquely across Stubb's bow; and when for a minute or so the two boats were pretty near to each other, Stubb hailed the mate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
5  Most of them were against it; but at length, in obedience to Steelkilt, they preceded him down into their dark den, growlingly disappearing, like bears into a cave.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
6  The sailors, mostly poor devils, cringed, and some of them fawned before him; in obedience to his instructions, sometimes rendering him personal homage, as to a god.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
7  He seemed to be working in obedience to some particular presentiment.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
8  Flat obedience to thy own flat commands, this is all thou breathest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
9  So Jurgis drank a large glass of whisky, and then turned to the lunch counter, in obedience to the other's suggestion.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 19
10  Cora set the example of compliance, with a steadiness that taught the more timid Alice the necessity of obedience.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
11  Long and habitual deference to the mandates of his superiors had taught the scout the virtue of obedience.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
12  On their arrival at the encampment of his people, Magua, in obedience to a policy seldom departed from, separated his prisoners.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
13  It has been already stated that, in obedience to a policy rarely departed from, the sisters were separated so soon as they reached the Huron village.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
14  The arrangement was understood to be merely temporary, and was made as much with a view to flatter his neighbors as in obedience to the invariable rule of Indian policy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
15  The youth, with his manner of doglike obedience, got carefully down like a crone stooping.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
Example Sentence:
1  Happy are the families where the government of parents is the reign of affection, and obedience of the children the submission to love.
2  The need to define the boundaries of obedience is at the heart of Richardson's novel.
3  A timid child, Isabella had learned obedience at an early age.
4  He enjoined obedience on the soldiers.
5  When Mother told Billy to kiss Great-Aunt Hattie, the boy obediently gave the old woman a dutiful peck on her cheek.
6  What good method, can let the lonely become obedient.
7  All things are obedient to money.
8  I want to be strong with the cry, tears are not obedient.
9  It gave them a reason to remain obedient to the priestly leaders.