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Fashion—Do not be too submissive to the dictates of fashion; at the same time avoid oddity or eccentricity in your dress.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
Instead of creating men, a perfect God ought to have created only docile and submissive angels.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
Their profession requires vile and submissive slaves, who never have the audacity to reason.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
A week passed thus: the count came twice to see me, and always preserved the same cold and submissive manner.
CHICOT THE JESTERALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE
Folk made they submissive readily enough, and many country folk were thereon baptized.
THE SAGAS OF OLAF TRYGGVASON AND OF HARALD THE TYRANT (HARALD HAARDRAADE)SNORRI STURLUSON
He had been humble, submissive to Thurstane, and almost entirely indifferent about Clara.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
He was a pleasant enough man as a rule, except when not digesting well, and generally submissive to Madame Bill.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Not only does each generation respect its own leading minds, but it is submissive to the learning and intellect of other days.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
I grew more composed and looked into her face; as before it expressed submissive sadness.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
Jacob was obedient, complimentary, submissive and loving and Rebekah was—a woman.
FAIR TO LOOK UPONMARY BELLE FREELEY
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