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In the second place, the doctor would, in all probability, have occasion to write to his daughter, or would be likely to receive letters from her; and, if I quieted all suspicion on my account, by docile behavior, and kept my eyes sharply on the lookout, I might find opportunities of surprising the secrets of his writing-desk.
The magic of money transformed this termagant and terrible person into a docile and attentive nurse--so eager to follow my instructions exactly that she begged me to commit them to writing before I went away.
Krempe was not equally docile; and in my condition at that time, of almost insupportable sensitiveness, his harsh blunt encomiums gave me even more pain than the benevolent approbation of M.
Mamma had a little filial lecture afterwards, and was docile as usual.
Finding the child more docile and amiable than her sister, the old lady felt it her duty to try and counteract, as far as possible, the bad effects of home freedom and indulgence.
Harriet certainly was not clever, but she had a sweet, docile, grateful disposition, was totally free from conceit, and only desiring to be guided by any one she looked up to.
Mary would sit and watch me by the hour together: then she would take lessons; and a docile, intelligent, assiduous pupil she made.
Docile was therefore looking at options to improve easy opening whilst maintaining the overall roll wrap design of its packaging, which incorporates a twist at either end for a pleasing aesthetic effect.
They thought the lamb would give him a new interest, as the Blue Texel - a docile breed - would be easy to handle even from a wheelchair.
"They're bred to be extremely docile and are inquisitive by nature." Known for scouring sewers and living near rivers and canals, rats aren't afraid of water either.
Sergeant Graham Brownsmith said: "Luckily it was a cold day so it was quite docile.
But Hannah Squire, prosecuting, said the animal was too docile.