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- n. The quality of being docile.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. teachableness; aptness for being taught; docibleness.
- n. Willingness to be taught; tractableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being docile; teachableness; readiness or aptness to learn; tractableness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the trait of being agreeably submissive and manageable
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Their rebellion in MP turns out to be pointless, since they are the last group who could hope to rebel — docility is in their bones.
They still have so much need to learn from others and for many docility is a difficult virtue.
Peoples who heretofore were content to stand aside in docility, from now on will start demanding participation in business and government.
"That is your child who is wanting in docility," remarked Mr. Randolph.
From the late '80s onwards, the U.S. empire felt it could count on Latin American docility and stability, and looked towards other regions to satiate its ever growing thirst for oil and engage its military might in other conflicts.
I have called docility the necessary midwife of Genius, for so it is; and religion is a discipline that constrains us to learn.
By meekness the Psalmist means, I suppose, little else than what we might call docility, of which the prime element is the submission of my own will to God's.
It's much more threatening to the status quo here, because there's a kind of docility that's expected of the American populace.
Mother Teresa, who are prepared to sacrifice their own interests for those of other people, is to be explained in terms of "docility" and
Just as every American boy is expected to go to school, so every Siamese youth is expected to enter a monastery, the stern discipline enforced during this period accounting, I have no doubt, for the docility which is so noticeable a part of the Siamese character.