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marked by courteous submission or respect

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full of or exhibiting respect

feeling or manifesting veneration

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Besides, the cook has always been a very nice respectful woman, and said in the most natural manner when she came to look after the situation, that she felt I was born to be a Duchess.
I could not but note the unnecessary harshness and brutality with which her guards treated her; so different from the almost maternal kindliness which Sola manifested toward me, and the respectful attitude of the few green Martians who took the trouble to notice me at all.
Oh, madame, I do not presume to call myself your friend, but at all times I am your most respectful servant.
He recalled with a thrill of joy the respectful comments of his fel- lows upon his conduct.
I remain, dear sir, with respectful compliments to your lady and daughters, your well-wisher and friend, "WILLIAM COLLINS"
It is true that the suspicious circumstances which had attended the disappearance of Toby were enough of themselves to excite distrust with regard to the savages, in whose power I felt myself to be entirely placed, especially when it was combined with the knowledge that these very men, kind and respectful as they were to me, were, after all, nothing better than a set of cannibals.
Athos had time to see Raoul pressing the hand of the Comte de Guiche, and send him a smile in return for his respectful bow.
But," he continued, in a honeyed tone, "Monsieur le baron, on such occasions our duties are preceded by--efforts at--conciliation--Deign, therefore, to have the goodness to listen to me--It is in evidence that Mademoiselle Ginevra di Piombo--attains this very day--the age at which the law allows a respectful summons before proceeding to the celebration of a marriage--in spite of the non-consent of the parents.
The seats were filled with a respectful audience, and the ladies and gentlemen of the parish, under the auspices of their vicar, sang, or recited, or imitated the drawing of a champagne cork.
To him, in a particularly respectful and tenderly sad voice, she said:
And ashore, a white man alone, attended by an Irish terrier puppy with a heart flooded with love and by a black king resentfully respectful of the dynamite of the white man, Van Horn went, swashbuckling barelegged through a stronghold of three thousand souls, while his white mate, addicted to schnapps, held the deck of the tiny craft at anchor off shore, and while his black boat's crew, oars in hands, held the whaleboat stern-on to the beach to receive the expected flying leap of the man they served but did not love, and whose head they would eagerly take any time were it not for fear of him.
The Tin Woodman listened with respectful attention.
A WIDOW weeping on her husband's grave was approached by an Engaging Gentleman who, in a respectful manner, assured her that he had long entertained for her the most tender feelings.
To the Comtesse Seraphina San Severino, with the respectful homage of sincere and deep admiration.
If there were any shifting, rock-colored Nomes on the mountain side now, they were silent and respectful, for our adventurers were not annoyed, as before, by their impudent laughter.