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Again the young fellow repeats his fatal "Banco," as he stakes a fresh pile of notes handed to him by the obsequious Jew.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
As the new-comers arrived, they met a smiling host, an attentive and ready bar-tender, and obsequious waiters and servants.
CHARLES DURANTHE AUTHOR OF THE WALDOS
The colored steward was there, hat in hand; obsequious, bowing politely, and obeying all commands.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
He little thought what a formidable enemy he was then fostering at the court of his obsequious brother sovereign.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOL 58, NO. 357, JULY 1845VARIOUS
Selim was most obsequious, and seemed ready to do everything for my comfort.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
The bland, obsequious, well-informed Ramsay became a great favourite.
ART IN ENGLANDDUTTON COOK
No man in the world understood Mr. Belcher better than the quick-witted and obsequious factor.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
Obsequious menials might even set the dogs at him, or trump up a charge against him and put him in jail.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
Bryany, sitting down opposite Edward Henry at the centre table, and reaching with obsequious liveliness for the dispatch-box.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
Mr. Fogg, in the presence of Julius Marston, was properly obsequious, but not a bit fawning.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO OBSEQUIOUS

  • charming
  • crawling
  • deferential
  • disarming
  • flattering
  • humble
  • insinuating
  • obsequious
  • saccharine
  • serving
  • silken
  • smarmy
  • soft
  • sycophantic
  • toadying
  • unctuous
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