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Origin of docile
Examples from the Web for docility
I had all the simplicity, all the docility of the little child, but none of the child's habits.English Men of Letters: Coleridge|H. D. Traill
A Church exists to be loved, to be reverenced, to be heard with docility, to reign in the understandings and hearts of men.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
He combined the fierceness of the lion with the gentleness and docility of the lamb.
He was giving his client's docility a severe test, and he knew it.The Last Stroke|Lawrence L. Lynch
Everywhere the same story was told, and everywhere was it received with the same eagerness and docility.The Hour and the Man|Harriet Martineau
Word Origin for docile
1550s, from French docilité (15c.), from Latin docilitatem (nominative docilitas), from docilis (see docile).
late 15c., "easily taught," from Italian or French docile, from Latin docilis "easily taught," from docere "teach" (see doctor). Sense of "obedient, submissive" first recorded 1774.