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obedient

adjective acquiescent, amenable, attentive, behaved, biddable, complaisant, compliable, compliant, complying, conformable, conforming, controllable, deferential, devoted, dicto audiens, docile, ductile, duteous, dutiful, faithful, governable, honoring, loyal, manageable, meek, obeisant, obliging, observant, obtemperans, passive, pliant, regardful, respectful, reverential, rule-abiding, servile, submissive, subservient, supple, tame, tractable, unresisting, well-behaved, willing, yielding
Foreign phrases: Ubi non est condendi auctoritas, ibi non est parendi necessitas.Where there is no authority for essablishing a rule, there is no need of obeying it. Ejus nulla culpa est cui parere necesse sit. No guilt attaches to a person who is compelled to obey. Quicunque jussu judiiis aliquid fecerit non videtur dolo malo fecisse, quia parere necesse est. Whoever does anything by the command of a judge is not deemed to have done it with an evil intent, because it is necessary to obey. Prudenter agit qui praecepto legis obtemperat. He acts prudently who obeys the precept of the law. Obedientia est legis essennia. Obedience is the essence of the law. Legitime imperrnti parere necesse est. One who commands lawfully must be obeyed.
See also: amenable, controlled, faithful, law-abiding, lawful, licit, loyal, obeisant, obsequious, passive, pliable, pliant, sequacious, servile, subservient, tractable, true, yielding
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By being tame and obedient and causing no problems we are ignored.
A close up of a Kilobot swarm, obedient miniature robots that act together as a "swarm" to form a 1,000-strong army, scientists in the US cre-|ated the soldier-like devices to demonstrate how simple machines can display complex self-organising behaviour.
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Don't worry him for money and don't expect a new dress oftener than he offers to buy you one" - Just-unearthed advice for "the obedient wife" from 1895.
It's a delightful traditional ceremony in which the applicants promise "to be obedient unto the Lord Mayor" and "be a tributary to all contributions, taxes, tollages, summons, watch, scot and lot amend all other charges" - in short, pay their council tax!
I try always to be obedient to do the pleasing thing in bed with them I
There she meets Sun Jianxin, a military official's son, and despite her obedient nature, she becomes agonised by an innocent love in a politically distrustful, paranoid society.
The women, who followed up their polygamy club with the launch of the ''Obedient Wives Club'' in June, published ''Seks Islam'' as a guide for their members.
Rose Byrne, who plays bridesmaid Helen, advised: "Be obedient to the bride and start saving for your dress."
Summary: A group of Malaysian Muslim women say they will fight divorce, domestic violence and other problems -- by appealing to wives to be more obedient, one of the group's organizers said Friday.
Alsadr said in a statement issued on Saturday "The Thursday parade raised our heads high and showed that the people obedient to his religious leaders."