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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishservileser‧vile /ˈsɜːvaɪl $ ˈsɜːrvəl, -vaɪl/ adjective  1 OBEYvery eager to obey someone because you want to please them – used to show disapproval a servile attitude2 OBEYrelating to slaves or to being a slaveservility /sɜːˈvɪləti $ sɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]
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servileHe was young and hard-working, though annoyingly servile.And there was nothing servile about them.It is logical that they revealed an intimate but not servile attachment to the achievements of past master sculptors.They lead a double life, on the surface passive, even servile, but inside they suffer.The cruel king and his servile courtiers entered the room.They are outdated, servile images that have survived somehow in a changing world.The girl was definitely not servile in her speech or appearance.This cowardly and servile Nizan-Pluvinage was ready to lick the dust to deceive the intended victims of his spying.Away with slavish weeds and servile thoughts!The driver asked in a servile tone for more instructions.
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