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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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Their leader has ordered them to kill their wives so that they could join them in the paradise and they obediently carried out his command.
But after Saturday's 1-0 loss at RFK Stadium to DC United it's beginning to look beyond them and the Fire won't obediently roll over, even though their season is drifting aimlessly to a thankful close.
Dog lovers tend to be more energetic and outgoing than cat owners and follow rules more obediently.
Wearily they all climbed out Continuing their role; Marching on, obediently, To the next, much bigger, hole.
Those who buy and often abuse these unfortunate animals are not going to trot obediently to a vet to get them either chipped or licensed.
Does this mean he is voting according to solely his own views or will he be obediently toeing the party line?
Nearly 20 years ago Paula Milne's Channel 4 drama The Politician's Wife put a new spin of revenge onto the familiar tale of the good little woman obediently standing by her MP husband after a sex scandal.
What he does seem to take pride in is a conquered Wales, a Wales that doesn't stand up for its own rights, and a Wales that bows obediently to external rule.
People must decide whether to accept obediently GERB's abominations or be free," declared the socialist leader.
Most of us remain obediently behind the velvet ropes that keep us from edging too close to a museum's Manet or Monet, but then there are those who elude alarm systems or subdue security guards and slit prized canvases from their frames.
The business owners sit still in their chairs, waiting obediently as demanded.
This is the familiar AKEL rhetoric, which claims that only the communist party was ever interested in pursuing what was good for the country - even when it was obediently following the orders of the Soviet Union.