American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Games Strong enough to be bid. Used of a hand of cards.
- adj. Following directions or obeying commands; docile.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obedient to a bidding or command; willing to do what is bidden; complying; docile.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Scot. Obedient; docile.
- adj. willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest
“I replied by saying that I'd have spent £1000 buying cappuccinos for Plaid Cymru AMs. Not so much to imply that Ieuan's group are 'biddable', but an admission that the key to the 'Rainbow' was implanting in the consciousness of Plaid Cymru the belief that we have really changed.”
“For some reason that produced a silence, although Nynaeve did hear someone murmur "biddable" again as if examining the word.”
“And in their zeal and submissiveness they are so innocently meek and "biddable" that they can listen with reverence to young Hyrum Smith publicly lecturing the grandmothers of the order for occasionally partaking of a cup of thin tea.”
“I remembered, during that scene, how soft and biddable alcohol used to make him when he discovered it first, when he was nineteen or twenty, how funny he could become, and how uninhibited, once the light was turned off in my flat in Harcourt Terrace.”
“And what was Spanish after all, but the more biddable daughter of the grand old dame?”
“Mistress Gwyn Ellen is a sweet-tempered, biddable girl and learns quickly but is a constant surprise to us.”
“For most of her life Telmaine played the role of a biddable Darkborn female; Floria supposedly kills people and likes it.”
“MMmmmm liking the idea of biddable male slaves right about now … … ….”
“In fact, their MPs have been more biddable by the Lib Dem whips than Tory backbenchers have been by their managers.”
“With the young dogs, he spends an enormous amount of time building patience, discipline, focus, and recall while instilling a relationship that fosters a biddable nature.”
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