Examples from the Web for submissively
We submissively struck our colours, and ere long were boarded by my brother and Sir Walter Mayton.Yr Ynys Unyg|Julia de Winton
She submissively cooked herself a meagre pottage of bread and water, appeased the cravings of nature, and fell into a sound sleep.
The husband, stretching his neck, listened to her submissively.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
They seemed humble and dejected, and quietly and submissively received their annuities and retired.
Tessie, the quick-tongued, would pat the arabesque of shining hair that lay coiled so submissively against either glowing cheek.Half Portions|Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for submissively
Word Origin and History for submissively
1580s, "inclined to submit," from Latin submiss-, past participle stem of submittere (see submission) + -ive. Masochistic sexual sense is attested by 1969. As a noun in this sense, by 1985. Related: Submissively; submissiveness.