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As Christians, our fear of God should be a child-like and not a slavish fear.

I am an inexperienced girl, but I am not slavish, There has been too much of that in Russia.

On the other hand a slavish attachment to old established practices may prevail.

Slavish attachment to the past had destroyed freedom of thought.

For she remembered now that but for their slavish devotion they might claim to be her equal.

She would not save him to live the toilsome, slavish life of the Jews.

All this goes in, and yet the book cannot be a slavish repeat.

Nevertheless, he is not a slavish copyist of this folk-poetry.

They had slavish hearts in them, and as long as they had, God could not make them into a nation.

Christian humility is a slavish virtue; so is Christian charity.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from slave (n.) + -ish. Sense of "servilely imitative, lacking originality or independence" is from 1753. Related: Slavishly; slavishness.

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apish

adjectiveaffected
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