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Synonyms for obeisant

marked by courteous submission or respect

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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.
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.
I have the Notebooks You gave me, underlined, your buckled self Obeisant to his pain.
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.
Parsing their complex performances, she convincingly reads them as both obeisant and self-empowering.
And obeisant, ay redy to his hond, Were alle his liges, bothe lasse and moore.