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easily managed or handled

willing to carry out the wishes of others

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willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

ready and willing to be taught

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This subject of Anna's and Vronsky's nightmares, and the object of Levin's persistent religious and economic quest, represents the unconscious presence of history in Tolstoy's novel: specifically, the Russian peasant's historical trajectory from an unskilled agricultural serf docilely tilling his master's land to a skilled industrial worker capable of standing up for his or her own economic interest.
When given time to "relax" in the library or with a book in their cell, inmates can recharge and feel that they have rested, thus being more likely to docilely return to work when it is required of them.
Spin's front legs swim docilely as she rises from her bed of hay to be settled into her cart.
Anyone who can stand by the avenue of Klan parades and watch docilely the stars and stripes used as a promiscuous coffer to catch coins," one student later groaned, belonged "to a land where national respect and self-respect are a grotesque hallucination.
The sweet-faced young mother accepts Sue's pitch so docilely that she unwittingly proves she herself has not been wised up by the college experience, as it's come to be known.
Rather, male combatants are perceived as submissive and helpless, not unlike children; they must docilely accept the care and instruction of determined and assertive nurses and VADs.
Instead it was making Arab citizens lose their self-confidence until their highest dream became to live docilely and not in prison.
Instead of docilely accepting their arrest in the face of these raids, the patrons of the Stonewall fought back against the police and attracted a group that began to riot.
There was a particularly distinguished guest in the audience, Bertie Morris, a 14-year-old slightly deaf terrier who has always sat so silently in absorption at the front of the aisle for these concerts, and who had his master, generous host John Morris, docilely on a lead, seated in the pews.
This paradox played out in popular culture tells us a few things about the current fragility of Americanness, which can be bestowed upon or taken away from someone based on how much they fit the archetype of the post-9/11 American: mainland-born, ultraconservative, fundamentally Christian, docilely pro-government, supportive of U.
Well, of course, maybe children always docilely made their bed unless they were incompetent to do so, at one time, but, today, children often just don't make their own bed.
Peter's Square and to all Christians: Open yourselves docilely to
The core of Bloch's argument against authenticity, which has been docilely accepted now for a century, was the description of the voyage in sections 7-8; the passage was adduced as a self-evident example of the pedantic affectation known as "Asianism.
Thus, Iris's fantasies involving rebellion against Rose's superior position allow her to perceive his criticism as punishment, and since she behaves docilely toward him in reality, she experiences pleasure through his reprimands.