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Synonyms for obeisant

marked by courteous submission or respect

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The president's behavior, however, did not diverge greatly from his usual modus operandi -- he has long ditched high-ranking officials in favor of lackeys obeisant to him; if an official cannot be budged, Ahmadinejad often simply creates a new post and plugs his man in.
The students represent 26 communities of religious women, and if conversations with a good number of them during a recent two-day visit are at all representative, they are anything but the obeisant sisters of India's past (see sidebar).
As his endeavors produce wondrous success, it's not long before his obeisant followers are taking his word for The Word.
Quietly overlooked in this fluorescence of "support for the arts" is the degree to which individual citizens as well as individual writers and artists become beholden and thereby obeisant to funding cartels.
The judicial system has become as obeisant to Putin as it was to the Soviet masters of the Kremlin.
On first listen, it's obvious that Western Addiction has spent obeisant time at the Black Flag altar and has learned from the clenched-fist wisdom of Minor Threat, while not ignoring the direct, melodic rage of Strike Anywhere.
To meet this threat true defenders of American values must recognize the perversion and garner the strength of character and presence of mind to demand truth rather than comfort themselves with deception, to live courageously in reality rather than cower in myth and fantasy, to stand defiantly apart from the crowd rather than find refuge within the obeisant multitude, to boldly withstand criticism and alienation if need be rather than wallow compliantly in a vacuous approval and acceptance, and to live principally rather than hypocritically.
This final sequence also contains the imagery of defenselessness, for Perry underlines his transformation into a committed, obeisant lover by showing April his new puppy.
The prospect of obeisant affiliates within a privatized Russia seemed to put everything that they had desired nearly into their grasp.
Finally, to make a recurrently obeisant gesture, we are all invariably indebted to Kenneth Burke's foundational reading of this play.
I have the Notebooks You gave me, underlined, your buckled self Obeisant to his pain.
Faithful to no abstraction, he is fanatically committed to concrete detail; obeisant to no ideal--whether his own or his readers'--he is merciless in his mug shots of reality.
But the paper is unquestionably less obeisant to the extremist forces ensconced in the White House and dominating much of the media than just about any other major journalistic institution we have left.
Such convertibility, between prisoners and dogs, dogs and slaves, a couple of wild nineteen-year-old twin daughters, an obeisant Scottish terrier and English springer spaniel, gives the correspondence its power.
After all, the provider probably would not be able to detect so early in the interaction whether the patient is operating with inauthentic values and an obeisant conception of herself.