- From slavish + -ness (Wiktionary)
“Resist short-lived fads or slavishness to fashion," she writes, "unless you can afford to discard your entire wardrobe and buy a new one each season.”
“There is one big issue, however, in which the renunciation of “slavishness” could turn out to mean something: Iran.”
“It's this kind of silly slavishness to every dip and rise of daily polling that makes this country's political journalism so maddeningly superficial and infantile.”
“For to know that father or mother has sinned doth turn the stoutest heart to slavishness.”
“What is of absolute consequence is the fact that our media exposed their complete slavishness to the idea of one phone call - or the lack of it - deciding whether the fact that we don't wear nappies anymore on the world stage was noticed by America's next President.”
“Whether such slavishness on the KMT camp's part will lead Beijing to respond with "goodwill" or by taking advantage of the apparent weak-kneed ruling KMT to intensify pressure on Taiwan remains to be seen, but the raising of the spectre of a PRC-Taiwan military alliance warns that KMT-CCP reconciliation may not bring "peace" into the Taiwan Strait after all.”
“Lien-the-pimp deserves my respect for heralding the utter slavishness of that God forsaken island.”
“Mouse Print is here to call these greedy stock-holder-centric corporations on there slavishness to the short-term, and their aparatchik “spokespersons”/apologists on their BS.”
“Where she runs into material she's disinterested by, she makes snide remarks about Brody's slavishness to his subject.”
“Furthermore, flattery begets harmony; but only by means of the vile offence of slavishness or treachery.”
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