Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obedient; submissive; obsequious.
- In physical geography, the opposite of consequent: said of streams which have grown by headward erosion so as to flow in a direction opposite to the dip of the underlying strata.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Obedient; submissive; obsequious.
- From Latin obsequens, present participle of obsequi; ob (see ob- +) + sequi. See sequence. (Wiktionary)
“And he who persecuteth well learneth readily to be obsequent-when once he is-put behind!”
“However, there's a new Congress in town and this group will likely not be as obsequent.”
“It lasted no longer than a snapshot, but the image on the South Lawn was indelible: an obsequent President, and the Emperor of Japan.”
“New York Times admonished him as an "obsequent president.”
“The resulting image, The New York Times wrote, was of "an obsequent president and the emperor of Japan.”
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