1 A Southern town, full of the magnolias and white columns which Carol had accepted as proof of romance, but hating the negroes, obsequious to the Old Families.
Main Street By Sinclair LewisGet Context In CHAPTER XXXVII
2 Cassy kept her room and bed, on pretext of illness, during the whole time they were on Red River; and was waited on, with obsequious devotion, by her attendant.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher StoweGet Context In CHAPTER XLII
3 They were obsequious and servile and did not presume to talk to their masters as if they were their equals.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson BurnettGet Context In CHAPTER IV
4 But a wise prince would rather choose to employ those who practise the last of these methods; because such zealots prove always the most obsequious and subservient to the will and passions of their master.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftGet Context In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
5 Standing at this table, I became conscious of the servile Pumblechook in a black cloak and several yards of hatband, who was alternately stuffing himself, and making obsequious movements to catch my attention.
Great Expectations By Charles DickensGet Context In Chapter XXXV
6 The first act of Franz was to summon his landlord, who presented himself with his accustomed obsequiousness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasGet Context In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
7 "The wiser man thou," said John, with a peal of laughter, in which his gay followers obsequiously joined.
8 The proprietor served him obsequiously but did not venture to talk.
9 The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo TolstoyGet Context In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I
10 A huge black banner, which floated from the top of the tower, announced that the obsequies of the late owner were still in the act of being solemnized.
11 But let his obsequies be private, as becomes those of a man who died in an unjust quarrel.
12 Leaning forward in his britchka, Chichikov asked Petrushka whose obsequies the procession represented, and was told that they represented those of the Public Prosecutor.
Dead Souls By Nikolai GogolGet Context In PART 1: CHAPTER XI