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He was a man of twenty-five or twenty-six years of age, of unprepossessing countenance, obsequious to his superiors, insolent to his subordinates; and this, in addition to his position as responsible agent on board, which is always obnoxious to the sailors, made him as much disliked by the crew as Edmond Dantes was beloved by them.
Darcy exposed to all the parading and obsequious civility of her husband.
It is a noble thought," said the Cynic, with an obsequious sneer.
It is a noble thought,' said the Cynic, with an obsequious sneer.
Yes, my Lady, change at Fayfield," were the next words I heard(oh that too obsequious Guard
de Bellegarde stepped forward and stood for an instant silent and obsequious, with his hat raised to his lips, as Newman had seen some gentlemen stand in churches as soon as they entered their pews.
The admirers of the two girls stood in great awe of him, from instinct no doubt, because his behaviour to them was friendly and even somewhat obsequious, yet always with a certain truculent glint in his eye that made them pause in everything but their generosity - which was encouraged.
Lady Arabella stood a little on one side, and the African, accepting the movement as an invitation, entered in an obsequious way.
Personally I felt shy and uncomfortable at this obsequious adoration, and I read the same feeling in the faces of Roxton and Summerlee, but Challenger expanded like a flower in the sun.
Snagsby and his conductors are stationary, the crowd flows round, and from its squalid depths obsequious advice heaves up to Mr.
The gentleman with the nosegay in his bosom had now perceived our two friends, and was approaching the young girl with obsequious rapidity.
They crowd you-- infest you--swarm about you, and sweat and smell offensively, and look sneaking and mean, and obsequious.