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Origin of docile
OTHER WORDS FROM dociledoc·ile·ly, adverbdo·cil·i·ty [do-sil-i-tee, doh-], /dɒˈsɪl ɪ ti, doʊ-/, noun
Example sentences from the Web for docile
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