OBSEQUIOUS's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of obsequious
Definition:
a. slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
Example:
Helen liked to be served by people who behaved as if they respected themselves; nothing irritated her more than an excessively obsequious waiter or a fawning salesclerk.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Dickens Context
Rosedale, who was slipping through the crowd with an air half obsequious, half obtrusive, as though, the moment his presence was recognized, it would swell to the dimensions of the room.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
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 Swift Context
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 Lewis Context
The elaborate character of the frame had made the picture extremely bulky, and now and then, in spite of the obsequious protests of Mr.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context
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 Burnett Context
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 Stowe Context