He conformed to their taste; he flattered their foibles and obsequiously bowed to the minutia of female volatility.
"Your Excellency has not added your address," said the clerk, obsequiously.
Monsieur Marmot, murmuring profuse thanks, bowed and bowed again, and followed Monsieur le Préfet obsequiously to the door.
"You look agitated," said Dr. Hugh, bending toward me obsequiously.
The sergeant received us with open arms, and was obsequiously civil.
"Well, sir, your will is law," said Crawley obsequiously but sadly.
Then, it added, obsequiously, something about “the inestimable benefits from carrying the speculations of that learned man” &c.
Leonie almost threw the food at me, but she served Letitia most obsequiously.
The proprietor served him obsequiously but did not venture to talk.
Chuan Kai, following them out to the street, was obsequiously polite.
late 15c., "prompt to serve," from Middle French obséquieux (15c.), from Latin obsequiosus "compliant, obedient," from obsequium "compliance, dutiful service," from obsequi "to accommodate oneself to the will of another," from ob "after" (see ob-) + sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Pejorative sense of "fawning, sycophantic" had emerged by 1590s. Related: Obsequiously; obsequiousness (mid-15c.).