1 The foreigner came here poor, beggarly, cringing, and subservient, ready to doff his cap to the meanest native of the household.
2 She thought she was utterly subservient and living for others.
3 It was at this period I learned that the destiny which seemed subservient to every wish formed by Napoleon, had bestowed on him a son, named king of Rome even in his cradle.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre DumasContext Highlight In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
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 SwiftContext Highlight In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
5 I thought our judgments were given us merely to be subservient to those of neighbours.
6 He became a glorified floor-walker, greeting the men with new poise, no longer coyly subservient to pretty women.
7 Many of the men sprang forward, officiously, to offer their services, either from the hope of the reward, or from that cringing subserviency which is one of the most baleful effects of slavery.
8 They despise the submission and subserviency of the Southern Negroes, but offer no other means by which a poor and oppressed minority can exist side by side with its masters.
9 The words, and the movement which accompanied them, combined to startle Lily out of the state of tranced subservience into which she had insensibly slipped.
10 His attitude became one of good-humored subservience and tacit adoration.
11 This was the easier, in that she was perfect mistress of that diplomatic art which unites the utmost subservience of manner with the utmost inflexibility as to measure.
12 For the Lilliputians think nothing can be more unjust, than for people, in subservience to their own appetites, to bring children into the world, and leave the burthen of supporting them on the public.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
13 Here, as elsewhere, he was surrounded by an atmosphere of subservience to his wealth, and being in the habit of lording it over these people, he treated them with absent-minded contempt.