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“In political terms, this policy is called the great replacement, the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from faraway countries,” Carlson said Wednesday.

Many of America’s public schools were originally built to turn unruly kids into obedient soldiers or factory workers, and buildings and schoolyards reflected that mentality.

These habits, Argentina’s leaders and intellectuals believed, would lead to a more obedient and “whitened” society.

So even though I was not obedient in one way, I never went off the deep end and like really crossed the line to do stuff that was illegal or drugs, things like that.

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After that case was announced, people became even more obedient to our directives.

He is, however, obedient about not turning on the stove burner without permission.

Being obedient disciples, they got in their carriages and followed their rebbe.

Prachi, meanwhile, is obedient to her father, but has a major problem with his mandate that she wed.

Such obedient conduct does not bring ‘value-added’ to the U.S.-U.K. relationship, nor help improve matters on the ground in Syria.

Inside her home, she was an obedient Nigerian child, eating beef stews for breakfast and wearing the traditional garb.

Had you not been loved, you never would have been chastised—you would never have become an obedient and willing child.

Now she imagined herself no longer possessing but entirely possessed; no longer commanding, but utterly obedient.

He had evidently assumed the direction of matters and his big assistant was amusingly obedient.

But we have dwelt in tents, and have been obedient according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.

Otherwise he was obedient, and generally enjoyed romping with his sisters.


On this page you'll find 90 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obedient, such as: attentive, compliant, deferential, devoted, docile, and dutiful.

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