obsequiously

All Adverb
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  • He led the way most obsequiously into a large room with a sanded floor. Cited from Humphrey Bold, by Herbert Strang
  • The head-waiter showed him to a seat and held his chair obsequiously. Cited from Ben Blair, by Will Lillibridge
  • For two roubles he would have walked obsequiously before him to the end of the world. Cited from The Secret of the Night, by Gaston Leroux
  • Two or three cried obsequiously that he had crossed the hill; and would arrive immediately. Cited from Memoirs of a Minister of France, by Stanley Weyman
  • How make an acquaintance, when one obsequiously bows himself away, as I advance? Cited from Short Story Classics (American), Vol. 2, ed. by William Patten
  • Behind the counter stood a dapper young man, who waited on them obsequiously. Cited from Patty in Paris, by Carolyn Wells
  • The burghers bowed as obsequiously as ever when they could not avoid meeting him. Cited from Red Axe, by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • Dick could not help smiling, at the manner in which the people in the streets obsequiously made way for them. Cited from The Tiger of Mysore, by G. A. Henty
  • The classic ushers obsequiously threw open the doors, and led us to our box. Cited from The Cross of Berny, by Emile de Girardin &c
  • The man stepped obsequiously forward and presented a message, for all the world like any ordinary aerogram. Cited from The Devolutionist and The Emancipatrix,H. Flint
  • She said little, however; she seemed to have lost her senses from old age, and could only gaze at him obsequiously. Cited from A House Of Gentlefolk, by Ivan Turgenev
  • "Did you ring, sir?" he asked, poking his head through the curtains obsequiously. Cited from The Man in Lower Ten, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Through an open door she saw, in a great room beyond, three men, two of whom were bowing obsequiously, as if taking their leave. Cited from The King's Men, by Wheelwright, O'Reilly, Dale, and Grant
  • Her attempt to kill him ultimately fails because her "good tongue is obsequiously locked up in his mouth."
  • "Madame, we are going to set out; will you take something?" said the executioner, obsequiously. Cited from Mysteries of Paris, V3, by Eugene Sue
  • He was pointed out derisively in those expensive hotels where once every head had bowed obsequiously at his coming. Cited from Destiny, by Charles Neville Buck
  • And Sarrion passed out, while Father Muro held the door open rather obsequiously. Cited from The Velvet Glove, by Henry Seton Merriman
  • Mr Dombey having finished his communication to Carker, the latter advanced obsequiously to take leave. Cited from Dombey and Son, by Charles Dickens
  • The proprietor served him obsequiously but did not venture to talk. Cited from Dubliners, by James Joyce
  • Several of her menials simultaneously appeared out of invisibility, and one of them hurried obsequiously towards him. Cited from The Regent, by E. Arnold Bennett
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Meaning of obsequiously

  • adverb In an obsequious manner
    she acts obsequiously toward her boss