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 Meanings and Examples of OBSEQUIOUS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
obsequious
 a.  slavishly attentive; attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
Classic Sentence:
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 Lewis
Get 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 Stowe
Get 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 Burnett
Get 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 Swift
Get 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 Dickens
Get 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 Dumas
Get 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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
8  The proprietor served him obsequiously but did not venture to talk.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
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 Tolstoy
Get 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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
11  But let his obsequies be private, as becomes those of a man who died in an unjust quarrel.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
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 Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER XI
Example Sentence:
1  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.
2  Barrow was positively obsequious to me until he learnt that I too was the son of a labouring man.