SUBMISSIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SUBMISSIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  yielding; inclined or ready to submit
Classic Sentence: (81 in 6 pages)
1  'He too,' repeated Bazarov, with a submissive bow.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXV
2  "However, if you command it, Your Majesty," said Kutuzov, lifting his head and again assuming his former tone of a dull, unreasoning, but submissive general.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XV
3  Natasha went back to her father in the other box, now quite submissive to the world she found herself in.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER X
4  Having wrung a submissive "I understand" from Dron, Alpatych contented himself with that, though he not only doubted but felt almost certain that without the help of troops the carts would not be forthcoming.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER IX
5  The young man in the fur-lined coat, stooping a little, stood in a submissive attitude, his fingers clasped before him.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXV
6  The same submissive, expressionless look with which he had listened to the Emperor's commands on the field of Austerlitz seven years before settled on his face now.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER X
7  She felt a submissive tender love for this man who would never understand all that she understood, and this seemed to make her love for him still stronger and added a touch of passionate tenderness.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER XV
8  If he shows his face near it, mine assumes an imploring and submissive expression.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
9  All that has ever been in my mind, since I was married,' she said in a low, submissive, tender voice, 'I will lay bare before you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
10  I beg your pardon, miss,' he said, awakening from his abstraction, 'but, however submissive to you, I have my position, though a servant.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
11  He looked at her with a look of submissive tenderness, kissed her hand, got up, and, in silence, paced up and down the terrace.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 22
12  When he saw that smile, submissive and humble, Levin felt something clutching at his throat.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 31
13  "Blessed is the name of our God, from the beginning, is now, and ever shall be," the little old priest answered in a submissive, piping voice, still fingering something at the lectern.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 5: Chapter 4
14  And Laurie sat down with a submissive expression delightful to behold.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
15  God won't be so cruel as to take you from me, cried poor Jo rebelliously, for her spirit was far less piously submissive than Beth's.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
Example Sentence:
1  She sat still, in submissive patience, her cheek pale with the working of a heart too big for that little body.
2  To say that religion is the opiate of the people is to condemn religion as a drug that keeps the people quiet and submissive to those in power.
3  The emperor demanded total submission from his subjects.
4  Happy are the families where the government of parents is the reign of affection, and obedience of the children the submission to love.
5  The army intends to take the city or simply starve it into submission.
6  I demand the submission of the signature to an expert.
7  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
8  Many diploma courses require the submission of a project.
9  Diploma and certificate courses do not normally require the submission of a dissertation.
10  Tomorrow is the last date for submission of entries for the competition.