- adv. Submissively or obediently.
“In my opinion, such numbers -- such acts of both valor and martyrdom -- are indicative of a nation, a military and a people that did not docilely submit to the tyranny of the Nazi jackboot.”
“The Social Democrats went docilely into the concentration camps — albeit with some snooty carping over how the fascists ran the trains poorly and jibes at the incompetence of camp management.”
“I happen to think Rosa Luxemburg was right to oppose the war and Bernstein was wrong to support it so docilely.”
“Its mediation mission to Tripoli this month docilely fulfilled Gadhafi's bidding, casting him as a "man of peace" while attempting to portray the rebels as warmongers by deliberately offering them a "peace plan" they could not accept.”
“The dogs, having recovered from the arrival of a newcomer, followed docilely at her heels and arranged themselves around the room.”
“No one graduates Harvard except he docilely believes official orthodoxy, or gives an excellent imitation thereof.”
“I have talked a lot about writing things out of sequence within a story or novel, but up until this point, the Carter Hall short stories have docilely consented to be finished in the order in which they happen.”
“And that MEEKNESS is why the corrupt Social Democrats of Weimar lost to the Nazis and were herded docilely off to the concentration camps.”
“Mind you, the French have spied on their citizens for years which is probably why they knuckled under to the Germans and their Vichy clients so docilely.”
“It was so nice to have someone smile at her that Sara picked up her sewing and docilely followed him into the house.”
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