Origin of obedient
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Examples from the Web for obedient
He is, however, obedient about not turning on the stove burner without permission.The Ridiculousness of Father's Day
P. J. O’Rourke
June 15, 2014
Prachi, meanwhile, is obedient to her father, but has a major problem with his mandate that she wed.Models vs. Militants: Nisha Pahuja’s Film Shows Two Worlds of Indian Women
May 5, 2012
Inside her home, she was an obedient Nigerian child, eating beef stews for breakfast and wearing the traditional garb.Adepero Oduye, 'Pariah's' Scene Stealer
December 27, 2011
Asian girls are subservient, obedient, and bred for male pleasure.Obama's Porn Problem With Liberals
April 21, 2011
Here stands its Government, aware of its might but obedient to its conscience.
I have the honour to be Your obedient servant, Francis Marion.
I am with esteem, Your most obedient humble servant, N. Greene.
Had she been obedient only to that she had been taught, or obedient to the very God?Weighed and Wanting
Rico, obedient as ever, began to play, and also to sing his own song as usual.Rico and Wiseli
- obeying or willing to obey
Word Origin and History for obedient
c.1200, from Old French obedient "obedient" (11c.), from Latin oboedientem (nominative oboediens), present participle of oboedire "to obey" (see obey). Related: Obediently.