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Drugs keep the docile human population in “Chemical Serenity,” glued to “pain and sex” shows on television.
‘THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT’ IS A BESTSELLER, BUT ITS AUTHOR, WALTER TEVIS, WAS HARDLY A ONE-HIT WONDERMICHAEL DIRDAFEBRUARY 3, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Only then, the idea goes, were canines docile enough for people to train as helpers.
HARSH ICE AGE WINTERS MAY HAVE HELPED TURN WOLVES INTO DOGSBRUCE BOWERFEBRUARY 3, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
In every important political step, de Brus followed with docility his father's lead.
KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
If properly managed, cattle may be trained with all the docility, intelligence, and much of the activity of the horse.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
And with the same childlike docility she repaired to her chamber, and betook herself to slumber.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
These truculent ruffians (when they have thoroughly earned a thrashing) will often accept it with most edifying docility.
THE CRADLE OF MANKINDW.A. WIGRAM
She would play for time; she must pretend docility and meet quiet guile with guile.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
In all the six years Bruce had possessed Rajah he had never exhibited anything but docility.
THE ADVENTURES OF KATHLYNHAROLD MACGRATH
"I did not tell you to come back," she said, amused at his docility.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
The following account of the docility of the elephant, from ancient writers, will interest the reader.
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WORDS RELATED TO DOCILITY

  • adjustability
  • affability
  • complaisance
  • compliance
  • docility
  • extensibility
  • flaccidity
  • flexibleness
  • give
  • limberness
  • litheness
  • plasticity
  • pliability
  • pliancy
  • resilience
  • springiness
  • suppleness
  • tensility
  • tractability
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