[ UK /ə‍ʊbˈiːdi‍əns/ ]
[ US /oʊˈbidiəns/ ]
  1. behavior intended to please your parents
    their children were never very strong on obedience
    he went to law school out of respect for his father's wishes
  2. the trait of being willing to obey
  3. the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person
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How To Use obedience In A Sentence

  • This is the obedience of faith to which personal conviction leads.
  • There must then be obedience to an infinite law, or _infinite_ punishment for transgression. The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church
  • Monasteries, breaking the Lawes of obedience, and being addicted to pleasures of the flesh, are become lascivious and dissolute, making the world beleeve, that whatsoever is convenient for other women, is no way unbeseeming them, as thinking in that manner to escape. The Decameron
  • Theologian Keri Harvey writes, “Legalism is to seek to achieve forgiveness from God and ac ceptance by God through my obedience to God.” God is Not a Christian, Nor a Jew, Muslim, Hindu …
  • Education meant the inculcation of truths as dogmas, the institutionalization of habits of obedience, the subjection of the individual to the community.
  • All are put under him; we hold of him, as in capite, and owe subjection and obedience to him, who is also Jesus and Christ, the anointed Saviour, and especially our Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)
  • Certainly there have been powerful nonviolent movements in which strikes, work stoppages, non-cooperation, and massive civil disobedience have been effective without any religious or moral reference.
  • The inobedience of Adam caused the first war, of that he had offended God, whereof followed the two other wars. The Golden Legend, vol. 7
  • Christ not only died for the sins of His sheep on the Cross but he established their righteousness through His perfect obedience to God's Law.
  • They urge people to take a sickie or nick off from school to celebrate the disobedience of orders.
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