very submissively

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  • Saidie dropped her eyes to her fish very submissively at this, while Hamilton himself filled her glass. Cited from Six Women, by Victoria Cross
  • Valentine closed the door upon the departing ladies, and went back to his seat very submissively. Cited from Birds of Prey, by M.E. Braddon
  • The sick man's feeble hand pointed to the door, through which his wife departed very submissively. Cited from Lady Audley's Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • He assisted her to rise, and she obeyed him very submissively. Cited from Lady Audley's Secret, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Very submissively she picked up the pitcher and the glasses and went into the cabin. Cited from The Lookout Man, by B. M. Bower
  • As for Miss Travers, she confounded her sister by taking it all very submissively and attempting no defence. Cited from The Deserter, by Charles King
  • However, she listened very submissively till we had finished, and then wandered off again still searching for her lamb, while we retraced our steps. Cited from Twixt France and Spain, by E. Ernest Bilbrough
  • The girl went, very submissively, on her errand. Cited from The Lost Lady of Lone, by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • But the people were desirous of making Florus ashamed of his attempt, and met his soldiers with acclamations, and put themselves in order to receive him very submissively. Cited from The Wars of The Jews, by Flavius Josephus
  • Those in the canoe returned very submissively to Tortuga. Cited from History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III, by Robert Kerr
  • Sir John and the Colonel exchanged a significant glance; and Dale, making a clumsy bow, went on very submissively. Cited from The Devil's Garden, by W. B. Maxwell
  • Yet she always listened very submissively when he told her that he was afraid if they were seen together it would excite the curiosity of their neighbours; besides this, he often told her of his fears for her on account of dogs. Cited from Lady Into Fox, by David Garnett
  • Knox, for once, dared to differ from Hamilton, and to express, very submissively, an opinion, that a convention named by the whole body of the nation, would be competent to do any thing. Cited from The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Vol. 4 (of 4), ed. by T.J. Randolph
  • She was but in jest, she said, and asked pardon: And she came, and begged excuse again, very submissively, after Robin and Mr. Colbrand had talked to her a little. Cited from Pamela, by Samuel Richardson
  • The Duke of Buckingham was before the Council the other day, and there did carry it very submissively and pleasingly to the King; but to my Lord Arlington, who do prosecute the business, he was most bitter and sharp, and very slighting. Cited from The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Lord Braybrooke/Editor