submissive

All Adjective
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  • Even this did not make the slave submissive because he ran away immediately afterwards. Cited from Slave Narratives: Georgia, Part 4, by Work Projects Administration
  • They said you wasn't submissive when you left home without a pass. Cited from Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives, Part 3, by Work Projects Admin.
  • She did not take on the submissive role that was expected of women.
  • After release they formed a dominant/submissive relationship and both lived and worked together.
  • They were submissive to men and remained silent when men were around.
  • She had not even yet succeeded in making the companion of her life submissive to her! Cited from John Caldigate, by Anthony Trollope
  • We wanted to have our own personalities come through rather than be submissive.
  • She is not in the least like the typical submissive young Italian girl. Cited from The Lady Paramount, by Henry Harland
  • How little do you spend on schools, so that you may keep us submissive and ignorant? Cited from Civilization, by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • Some horses may be dominant over all resources and others may be submissive for all resources.
  • They lay their ears back for the sounds surrounding them and also when in a submissive state.
  • Their places were filled for the most part by men of lower rank, and therefore likely to be more submissive. Cited from London and the Kingdom (Volume 1 of 3), by Reginald Sharpe
  • How we had always to stand aside in the most submissive manner, in order not to be run down by them? Cited from Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia, by L. Muhlbach
  • His dignity and self-respect never permitted him to be submissive to any power.
  • Are we to keep the people of India ignorant in order that we may keep them submissive?
  • True it was, that no one could be more gentle and submissive to him than she appeared to be. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873., by Various
  • He was a man with strong opinions, who could yet be submissive. Cited from Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope
  • This was her role of wife, submissive to the "head of the house." Cited from One Woman's Life, by Robert Herrick
  • To keep the blacks submissive there is need of neither army nor navy. Cited from The Arena, Vol. 4, No. 20, July, 1891, ed. by B.O. FLower
  • Now they were more submissive, more silent, and their respect had become reverence. Cited from I.N.R.I., by Peter Rosegger
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Meaning of submissive

  • adjective Inclined or willing to submit to orders or wishes of others or showing such inclination
    submissive servants, a submissive reply, replacing troublemakers with more submissive people