Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling a serf or some aspect of one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. like someone in servitude

Etymologies

serf +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The United States is the largest source of remittances — Saudi Arabia, with its armies of serflike guest workers, is No. 2 — and Mexico the largest recipient of U.S. funds.

    The Mexican Connection

  • The failure to disclose stories has usually occurred at the behest of the Executive; it tells the Times -- which bends the knee, serflike -- that national security would be compromised by disclosure.

    Arthur Sulzberger And Bill Keller On Bended Knee, Serf-Like.

  • However, between 1811 and 1816, organized bands of masked men swore allegiance to “King Ludd” rather than the British sovereign, and waged a war against the serflike conditions spawned by the users of textile machinery.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • The Liberals were courteous and rather worried, Labour were rude and quarrelsome, and the Conservatives were positively robotic in their ruthless insistence on the serflike tugging of the forelock and towing of the party line.

    Gridlock

  • But in fact Citi - zens were serflike in their entertainment-or so it seemed so far.

    Juxtaposition

  • We were serflike if prodigally are any old all this has been boeotia, the hypersensitised intractability in lipochondrodystrophy has loudmouth a stirring of the invalidating rhizobiaceae.

    Rational Review

  • It admitted that some of the persons who told it about the program were “concerned that Pakistan’s arsenal remained vulnerable,” but it bent the knee, serflike, to “a request from the Bush Administration, which argued that premature disclosure could hurt the effort to secure the weapons.”

    Arthur Sulzberger And Bill Keller On Bended Knee, Serf-Like.

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