- o·be·di·ent·ly, adverb
- o·ver·o·be·di·ent, adjective
- o·ver·o·be·di·ent·ly, adverb
- pre·o·be·di·ent, adjective
- pre·o·be·di·ent·ly, adverb
- qua·si-o·be·di·ent, adjective
- qua·si-o·be·di·ent·ly, adverb
- su·per·o·be·di·ent, adjective
- su·per·o·be·di·ent·ly, adverb
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How to use obedient in a sentence
“In political terms, this policy is called the great replacement, the replacement of legacy Americans with more obedient people from faraway countries,” Carlson said Wednesday.How Republicans learned to stop worrying and embrace ‘replacement theory’ — by name | Aaron Blake | September 27, 2021 | Washington Post
Many of America’s public schools were originally built to turn unruly kids into obedient soldiers or factory workers, and buildings and schoolyards reflected that mentality.The Pandemic Moved Classrooms Outside. Let’s Keep It That Way. | lwhelan | August 18, 2021 | Outside Online
These habits, Argentina’s leaders and intellectuals believed, would lead to a more obedient and “whitened” society.The history behind the removal of Argentina’s version of ‘Aunt Jemima’ | Erika Edwards | June 24, 2021 | Washington Post
So even though I was not obedient in one way, I never went off the deep end and like really crossed the line to do stuff that was illegal or drugs, things like that.
After that case was announced, people became even more obedient to our directives.
He is, however, obedient about not turning on the stove burner without permission.
Being obedient disciples, they got in their carriages and followed their rebbe.
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 | Abigail Pesta | May 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such obedient conduct does not bring ‘value-added’ to the U.S.-U.K. relationship, nor help improve matters on the ground in Syria.Should the U.S. Intervene in Syria? Experts Weigh In | Matthew DeLuca | February 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Inside her home, she was an obedient Nigerian child, eating beef stews for breakfast and wearing the traditional garb.
Had you not been loved, you never would have been chastised—you would never have become an obedient and willing child.
Now she imagined herself no longer possessing but entirely possessed; no longer commanding, but utterly obedient.Bella Donna | Robert Hichens
He had evidently assumed the direction of matters and his big assistant was amusingly obedient.Dorothy at Skyrie | Evelyn Raymond
But we have dwelt in tents, and have been obedient according to all that Jonadab our father commanded us.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Otherwise he was obedient, and generally enjoyed romping with his sisters.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for obedient
obeying or willing to obey
- obediently, adverb
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