Obsequious in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Obsequious

(archaic) Obedient; compliant with someone else's orders or wishes. | Excessively eager and attentive to please or to obey instructions; fawning, subservient, servile. | (obsolete) Of or pertaining to obsequies, funereal.

Short Example Sentence for Obsequious

  • 1. Whereat there was obsequious laughter. 🔊
  • 2. Once more the same obsequious servant was in attendance. 🔊
  • 3. There was no obsequious politeness about the fellow now. 🔊
  • 4. Nancay raised the curtain with an obsequious gesture. 🔊
  • 5. He looked at the two ladies with an obsequious air. 🔊
  • 6. He turned toward the thicket in obsequious haste. 🔊
  • 7. The nobles are obsequious time-servers and place-hunters. 🔊
  • 8. The inside passenger made a yet more obsequious surrender. 🔊
  • 9. The obsequious Peechy was again struck dumb. 🔊
  • 10. Is it not natural to be obsequious to those who have offices to bestow? 🔊
  • 11. The landlord, obsequious and frightened, waited on the party himself. 🔊
  • 12. The obsequious Joseph started slightly and his bow was servile. 🔊
  • 13. He knew very well who Silver was, and was obsequious accordingly. 🔊
  • 14. The peers were all used to big parks, obsequious bailiffs, and huge demesnes. 🔊
  • 15. The same patient, obsequious smile greeted Braden as he came up. 🔊

How to use Obsequious in a Sentence?

  • 1. The former is obsequious to the rich; the other unmoved and often apparently cold. 🔊
  • 2. I am glad to see this change of tone, since that first letter of obsequious submission. 🔊
  • 3. The presence of the "critter company" was indeed calculated to inspire a most obsequious awe. 🔊
  • 4. The door swung slowly open, revealing a small obsequious man dressed in peasant costume. 🔊
  • 5. In the midst of it I saw him break from his obsequious fair one and approach me. 🔊
  • 6. He made Miss Macspleuchan, as she rose to take her seat and prepare tea, a most obsequious bow. 🔊
  • 7. But the most cordial and obsequious of his wealthy fellow-members were ready enough to criticise him behind his back. 🔊
  • 8. Presently the landlady came up the stairs with the ladies, and conducted them in a most obsequious manner to their room. 🔊
  • 9. A little man eyed him with an obsequious interest which he must have accorded to other young men on similar errands. 🔊
  • 10. The hawk-eyed sacristan has marked down the stranger, and hurries up obsequious and eager to detain me. 🔊
  • 11. The need of looking after others was not the only thing that urged the chemist to such obsequious cordiality; there was a plan underneath it all. 🔊
  • 12. His manner was very quiet and courteous, but never cringing, nor was there anything obsequious about his ready smile. 🔊
  • 13. Shopkeepers and their assistants are not the cringing, obsequious slaves that we know so well in England. 🔊
  • 14. His shirt and his clothes, laid out on the bed by his valet, seemed to be waiting for him in a domestic and obsequious attitude. 🔊
  • 15. Madame Simonneau was born in a social circle which is obsequious to the constituted authorities and respects the dead. 🔊
  • 16. Only superior, or at least equal, numbers will impress them, and then they are obsequious enough in good sooth. 🔊
  • 17. It was quite unnecessary, however, as directly he caught sight of him in the distance he opened the door with an obsequious bow. 🔊
  • 18. Only think, all the city notables have raised their hats to your humble servant, and have saluted me in a friendly, almost an obsequious manner. 🔊
  • 19. She had a tail behind her of heavy, obsequious old gentlemen, or dull, giggling misses, to whom she appeared to be an oracle. 🔊
  • 20. In a few moments Servadac approached, and the Jew began to overwhelm him with the most obsequious epithets. 🔊
  • 21. The glass and silver was all of a special pattern, and an obsequious waiter handed Honora a menu in a silver frame, with a handle. 🔊
  • 22. The obsequious PARROT replied by a bow, And they went on as fast as their strength would allow. 🔊
  • 23. The court was obsequious to the Proconsul, afraid of Rome; jealous that the mob should have been more forward than the magistracy. 🔊
  • 24. James failed in persuading even the obsequious Parliament to give protection to the Roman Catholics. 🔊
  • 25. Ready at the door to bow us out to the emblazoned barouche with its black-liveried coachman and lackey hovered an unsuspected congregation of obsequious hotel employés. 🔊