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We must not take the sincerity of confessions (or of the above mentioned recanting) for granted: A recent example of bogus confessions appears in Fang (2011), who wrote of the "confessions culture" in China, and compared it to the "culture of obsequiousness in the medieval Roman Church.
He bemoaned what he saw as a growing yes- culture thriving on sycophancy and obsequiousness in delivery of public services.
Sanders, 73, does not smile promiscuously, as befits someone who thinks the republic is being ruined by the government's parsimony regarding social programs, its obsequiousness toward Wall Street, and its tolerance of billionaires influencing electoral politics.
For a man of simplicity and frugal means, as Manohar Parrikar is made out to be, these shows of obsequiousness would have come as a rude shock to him.
WE ALL love a royal baby and Prince George is no exception but what is it about the whiff of a regal nappy that brings out such obsequiousness in our royal commentators?
Winning in Washington means "winning people over--sometimes by argument; craft; obsequiousness and favors; pressure; or a chest-thumping, ape-type show of strength.
This explains the US administration's anger when the WikiLeaks documents were published, exposing the fear of officials, their collusion and their obsequiousness with Washington.
Whatever you think of the royals - and I recognise that Her Maj is currently riding the crest of a popular wave - is there really any call for such obsequiousness ?
TC (Feeble wind turbines, Mailbag, June 7) hits the nail on the head - all is nearly lost for the British countryside, sacrificed on the altars of pie-in-the-sky so-called Green principles and our obsequiousness to the EU.
Columbo masquerades in obsequiousness, while Jane uses surprising and startling directness to put his quarry off guard.
A change that seems to cover a wide spectrum - at one end corporate obsequiousness at the other acts that are borderline sinister.
The writer also vilifies the state media under Morsy's leadership believing that displaying devotion to the Muslim Brotherhood is an alternative to their obsequiousness to Mubarak's regime.