servilely


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Synonyms for servilely

in an obsequious manner

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So saying, and quite indifferent to the astonishment his presence occasioned, he crept in, shut the door, kissed his greasy glove as servilely as if it were the dust, and made a most abject bow.
Twenty years earlier, recounting his own fashion career in the first of three autobiographical works, En habillant l'epoque (1930)--published in English as King of Fashion or My First Fifty Years--the fervently anti-US-American Paul Poiret described US-Americans thus: "An American has to see an article manufactured, completed, solid in front of him, so that he can copy it servilely.
The power to act under our system of government means the power of an independent court to exercise its judicial discretion, not to servilely wait on the pleasure of the executive.
We must not servilely accept gratuities for doing our duty.
But they have an angry confrontation, with Hafid accusing his father of servilely accepting the established order whereas Hafid has to courage to challenge it.
We became a target as soon as we servilely supported and followed the United States into an illegal, immoral and hypocritical war against Iraq.