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Sample sentences for the GRE study word subservient

subservient can be used as a adj

1.I thought our judgments were given us merely to be subservient to those of neighbours. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
2.And thinking of Kamala's words, he was never subservient to the merchant, forced him to treat him as an equal, yes even more than an equal. - from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
3.It is to no trivial gallant, no woman of coarse mind and easy virtue, no malignantly subservient and utterly debased procurer, that Chaucer introduces us. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
4.This scheme of making the administration of justice subservient to the purposes of revenue, could scarce fail to be productive of several very gross abuses. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
5.The weavers of linen and hempen cloth, the principal manufactures of the country, as well as all other artificers subservient to them, wheel-makers, reel-makers, etc. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.It was at this period I learned that the destiny which seemed subservient to every wish formed by Napoleon, had bestowed on him a son, named king of Rome even in his cradle. - from The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
7.But in the universities of Europe, where philosophy was taught only as subservient to theology, it was natural to dwell longer upon these two chapters than upon any other of the science. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
8.The Norman, who by the virtue of three more diamonds had become the most subservient of men, put Candide and his attendants on board a vessel that was just ready to set sail for Portsmouth in England. - from Candide by Voltaire
9.The banks of Venice, Genoa, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Nuremberg, seem to have been all originally established with this view, though some of them may have afterwards been made subservient to other purposes. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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