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Origin of subservient
OTHER WORDS FROM subservientsub·ser·vi·ence [suhb-sur-vee-uhns], /səbˈsɜr vi əns/, sub·ser·vi·en·cy [suhb-sur-vee-uhn-see], /səbˈsɜr vi ən si/, nounsub·ser·vi·ent·ly, adverbun·sub·ser·vi·ent, adjectiveun·sub·ser·vi·ent·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for subservient
In Venice in the 16th and 17th centuries, it was generally the eldest brother who was permitted to marry, after which younger brothers would live with him and his family, dependent and subservient.Does Birth Order Really Determine Personality? Here's What the Research Says|Lynn Berger|April 13, 2021|Time
He calls for reforms that make finance subservient to industry and for the redistribution of wealth.Pope Francis Declares Consumers and Capitalists Need to Help the Poor|Daniel Gross|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After World War II, there was a long phase in which central banks were subservient to governments.Carmen Reinhart on Why the Central Bankers Will Eventually Be Tempted to Inflate|Megan McArdle|April 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You posit that talking about the aesthetics of scent in traditional aesthetic terms makes scent subservient to other disciplines.
The age-old role of women being sexually subservient and men the sexual masters had effectively ended.On the Porn Film’s 40th Anniversary, a Thank-You to ‘Deep Throat’|Kristin Battista-Frazee|June 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He then called on conservative women “to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.”
This didn't seem like the old, subservient Jim she was familiar with and she disliked his plainness of speech.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond
Since the Croen were few, they began to recruit from among the Zervs and other groups who were subservient to the Schrees.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
He formed a design for making these lands more subservient to the purpose of emigration than they had hitherto been.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
In the old time the kings aspired to be the head of the Spanish Church, and were none too subservient to the Pope.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Bute and his master thought they had secured a useful tool, a subservient and hard-working drudge.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt