Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an obsequious manner; with eager obedience; with servile compliance; abjectly.
- In the manner of a mourner; with reverence for the dead.
- adv. In an obsequious manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In an obsequious manner; compliantly; fawningly.
- adv. obsolete In a manner appropriate to obsequies.
- adv. in an obsequious manner
“Pikoli's lawyers did not agree that he should have "obsequiously" obeyed Mbeki over the time frame of Selebi's arrest.”
“Tina raised her hand, ducking her head obsequiously.”
“And by the way, just as these politicians flattered, overlooked, and cosseted Murdoch in desperate pursuit and defense of their own self-interest -- the way schoolyard victims are obsequiously and tail-waggingly respectful to schoolyard bullies -- so too did both the Labor and Conservative parties coddle the indigenous Murdochs of Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria.”
“On the bridge, a Ferengi hurried over to Bok, crouching obsequiously.”
“The upwardly moral children of the bourgeoisie are obsequiously, uncompromisingly virtuous.”
“Erect as a Buckingham Palace guard, he gets his laughs with his eyes, endlessly bulging at the Prime Minister's lapses, and with his obsequiously dominating tone of voice.”
“He turned them over to the proprietor, who counted them, grew suddenly calm, and bowed obsequiously — in fact, the whole crowd bowed obsequiously and melted away.”
“Now the president will probably have to go over to Beijing and obsequiously bow to every single member of the Communist party leadership.”
“A perennial Pro Bowler, Mr. Ward said he doesn't know if he's ever seen anyone as confident, including the much more obsequiously secure Mr. Ryan.”
“Whilst politicians and officials here cringe and fawn obsequiously to "engage" with muslims and the likes of Robert Lambert busy themselves denying the evidence of their own eyes and abandon the use of reason in the service of “community cohesion”, there are voices in the muslim world beginning to stir and to question the status quo – even the validity of Islam.”
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