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adverb as in obsequiously

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Onstage, this slavish adherence to traditional format is surely part of the show’s charm, another function of its lovingly self-mocking tone.

K-pop slavishly copies from the boy-band/girl-band model that began in the US 20 years ago and crossed-over to Japan.

He may want to emulate, sometimes almost slavishly, the late President François Mitterrand, his political godfather.

And for much of the early part of the 20th century, Americans were slavishly following French cooking.

The Alaskan continues her unmatched mastery of the press—getting them to slavishly follow her Tour to Nowhere.

Ten shillings and Jaffery's peremptory order to stick to his side and obey him slavishly took the place of intellectual workings.

When Yeobright was not with Eustacia he was sitting slavishly over his books; when he was not reading he was meeting her.

Nevertheless, I do not believe any sculptor should slavishly adhere to the canons of form laid down by the tailor.

Herrera did not publish his results, which are slavishly chronological in their method, till half a century later (1601-15).

But this old rule is by no means slavishly followed in polite society in this country.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slavishly, such as: subserviently, abjectly, dutifully, fawningly, grovelingly, and ingratiatingly.

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