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 Meanings and Examples of SERVILE
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servile
 a.  slavish; suitable to slave or servant; relating to servitude or forced labor
Classic Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Abashed glances of servile wonder were exchanged by the sailors, as this was said; and with fascinated eyes they awaited whatever magic might follow.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 124. The Needle.
2  He was just proud enough to demand the most debasing homage of the slave, and quite servile enough to crouch, himself, at the feet of the master.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  She also is dressed with great neatness, and her white, delicate hands betray very little acquaintance with servile toil.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  He is usually respectful to the attendant and at times servile; but to-night, the man tells me, he was quite haughty.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
5  Not in bed yet,' he said, with a kind of servile heartiness; 'it's so natural.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In I
6  Our servile rabble applauded, but I attacked him, not from compassion for the girls and their fathers, but simply because they were applauding such an insect.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 2: III
7  Boris belonged to the latter and no one else, while showing servile respect to Kutuzov, could so create an impression that the old fellow was not much good and that Bennigsen managed everything.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXII
8  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
9  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
10  In the most cultured sections and cities of the South the Negroes are a segregated servile caste, with restricted rights and privileges.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
11  A shade of mockery relieved the servility of his manner.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
12  It was like a placid mask of servility.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
13  They are interrupted by the entry of Louka, a handsome, proud girl in a pretty Bulgarian peasant's dress with double apron, so defiant that her servility to Raina is almost insolent.
Arms and the Man By George Bernard Shaw
Get Context   In ACT I
14  Formerly he had the same combination of servility and impertinence which Wilkerson possessed but now, with Mr. Calvert and Raiford dead in the war and Cade sick, he had dropped all servility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
15  The crouching servility, usually so acceptable a quality in a slave, did not answer when manifested toward her.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  Constantly fawning on his employer, humble Uriah Heap was a servile creature.