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  • n. Plural form of servant.

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Examples

  • When he sent messengers to Esau, in order to secure his respect, and impress him with an idea of his state and sway, he bade them tell him not only of _his_ RICHES, but of his GREATNESS; that Jacob had "_oxen, and asses, and flocks, and men servants, and maid servants_."

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • The case of the Gibeonites, who, after becoming servants, still occupied their cities, and remained in many respects, a distinct people for centuries; [C] and that of the 150,000 Canaanites, the _servants_ of

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • QUOTATION: Men in great place are thrice servants, —servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

    Quotations

  • _Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor_, &c. The word here rendered _servants_ means SLAVES, converted to the Christian faith; and the word rendered _yoke_ signifies the _state of slavery_ in which

    Americanism Contrasted with Foreignism, Romanism, and Bogus Democracy in the Light of Reason, History, and Scripture; In which Certain Demagogues in Tennessee, and Elsewhere, are Shown Up in Their True Colors

  • _doule_ to a species of servants, the prophecy would have reference to persons of all ages, classes, and conditions -- _excepting certain descriptions of servants_.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • 1944Men in great place are thrice servants, —servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

    Quotations

  • 12Men in great place are thrice servants, —servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.

    Quotations

  • Israelites who became servants through poverty, would not sell themselves, except as a last resort when other expedients to recruit their finances had failed -- (See Lev.xxv. 35) -- their _becoming servants_ proclaimed such a state of their affairs, as demanded the labor of _a course of years_ fully to reinstate them.]

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • In between mouthfuls he watched Aliena, riveted by everything she did, from the dainty way she speared bits of fish on the end of her knife and delicately put them between her white teeth, to the commanding voice in which she called servants and gave them orders.

    The Pillars of the Earth

  • The indifference of the proprietors of public conveyances in America as to the safety of their passengers, can only be accounted for by the extreme indifference of the passengers themselves, and the independent feeling shewn by every class, who, whatever may be their profession, will never acknowledge themselves to be what we term the servants of the public.

    Diary in America, Series One

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