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  • n. Plural form of servility.


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  • His wife had adored him once on a time; she had bored him with a thousand servilities that had only estranged him the more.

    Answers art provides are far from a ‘Nuisance.’

  • Russell has the wife "lavishing on him a thousand servilities."

    No Way, Madame Bovary

  • Like the thousand servilities, the joys of the night are separable events.

    No Way, Madame Bovary

  • It suggests that the public and the private worlds are inseparably connected; that the tyrannies and servilities of the one are the tyrannies and servilities of the other.

    Three Guineas

  • To acquire one of these, I stooped — with friends of the Swanns, and even with photographers — to servilities which did not procure for me what I wanted, but tied me for life to a number of extremely tiresome people.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • Tom's mother entered now, closing the door behind her, and approached her son with all the wheedling and supplication servilities that fear and interest can impart to the words and attitudes of the born slave.

    Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • There is the youthful atheism with which every able modern mind begins: an atheism that clears the soul of superstitions and terrors and servilities and base compliances and hypocrisies, and lets in the light of heaven.

    New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1 From the Beginning to March, 1915 With Index

  • We sorted out afresh, in hours that we thought would be our last, all our inherited superstitions and servilities; in so doing we discovered that God and life itself are much kinder than we had been informed.

    The Kingdom Round the Corner A Novel

  • Therewith Colonel Boyce was as full of apologies as he had been of servilities.

    The Highwayman

  • Those pictures of Beard's in that book-oh, from the first page to the last is one vast sardonic laugh at the trivialities, the servilities of our poor human race, and also at the professions and the insolence of priest-craft and king-craft-those creatures that make slaves of themselves and have not the manliness to shake it off.

    Mark Twain`s speeches; with an introduction by William Dean Howells.


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