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The Cockney became more humble and slavish to me than even to Wolf Larsen.
They are our sinister masters - the weak, the flabby, the silly, the cowardly, the faint of heart, and the slavish of mind.
I am an inexperienced girl, but I am not slavish, There has been too much of that in Russia.
But in order to oppress a class, certain conditions must be assured to it under which it can, at least, continue its slavish existence.
I had a sickly dread, too, of being ridiculous, and so had a slavish passion for the conventional in everything external.
But scepticism, as we know, can never be thoroughly applied, else life would come to a standstill: something we must believe in and do, and whatever that something may be called, it is virtually our own judgment, even when it seems like the most slavish reliance on another.
Cringing and cowardly to the core by nature, Arthur Gride humbled himself in the dust before Ralph Nickleby, and, even when they had not this stake in common, would have licked his shoes and crawled upon the ground before him rather than venture to return him word for word, or retort upon him in any other spirit than one of the most slavish and abject sycophancy.
Our dependence on these foreign goods leads us to our slavish respect for numbers.
DEREK SIMPSON'S victory is the biggest upset yet in a series of union leadership elections that have seen sometimes slavish supporters of the Government replaced by more radical officials.
Gary Burton/``For Hamp, Red, Bags, and Cal'' (Concord) Burton's latest is a tribute to his favorite vibes players - Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Milt Jackson and Cal Tjader - and though the classic material is obviously close to his heart, this is no slavish homage.
A perfect tribute, without being a slavish imitation.
Black Sun chief executive David Christopherson said: "Worringly, yesterday's challenge - the slavish pursuit of market share driven by relentless price-cutting and fuelled by savage cost-cutting - still dominates boardroom discussion, and the result is falling profits, disillusioned workforces and disgruntled investors.