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  • adj. superlative form of servile: most servile.


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  • Just today the National Assembly lead by the ineffable Maduro, a servilest servant of Chavez, has pushed through a law that will force cable companies to give the government free of charge 8 channels.

    09/04/2005 - 09/11/2005

  • Thus we see the two extremes of Mr. Ruskin's teaching -- see him at one time exalting imagination and feeling over the pictorial part of art, at another degrading art into the servilest copying.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Hamlet would still be a youthful accomplished prince, and must be gracefully personated; he might be puzzled in his mind, wavering in his conduct, seemingly cruel to Ophelia, he might see a ghost, and start at it, and address it kindly when he found it to be his father; all this in the poorest and most homely language of the servilest creeper after nature that ever consulted the palate of an audience; without troubling Shakespeare for the matter; and I see not but there would be room for all the power which an actor has, to display itself.

    On the Tragedies of Shakspere Considered with Reference to Their Fitness for Stage Representation


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