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- adv. In a servile way; fawningly.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a servile manner; slavishly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a servile manner, in any sense of the word servile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an obsequious manner
People value Huffington and rightly so, in my opinion, because it emerged at the time when the press had failed, been overtaken by commercial goals, and was servilely playing tag-along to the Bush government, and the Iraq war.
Shake off all the fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched.
Joe should have just servilely agreed with Obama; then he'd still have his normal life.
So saying, and quite indifferent to the astonishment his presence occasioned, he crept in, shut the door, kissed his greasy glove as servilely as if it were the dust, and made a most abject bow.
And since the presidential election was in December, the CNE servilely decided that nothing should cloud the presidential election and thus nobody would be allowed to present a petition before sometime in 2007, AFTER the CNE finally got around to set up rules that it should have set BEFORE the 2004 Recall Election.
" We must not servilely accept gratuities for doing our duty."
On the other hand, the cunning, crafty man thinks to gain all his ends by the suaviter in modo only; HE BECOMES ALL THINGS TO ALL MEN; he seems to have no opinion of his own, and servilely adopts the present opinion of the present person; he insinuates himself only into the esteem of fools, but is soon detected, and surely despised by everybody else.
Copy him, then, not servilely, but as some of the greatest masters of painting have copied others; insomuch that their copies have been equal to the originals, both as to beauty and freedom.
I copied the best masters, at first servilely, afterward more freely, and at last I joined habit and invention.
He attends even to their air, dress, and motions, and imitates them, liberally, and not servilely; he copies, but does not mimic.
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