[ US /oʊˈbidiənt/ ]
[ UK /ə‍ʊbˈiːdi‍ənt/ ]
  1. dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority
    the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened
    obedient children
    an obedient soldier
    a little man obedient to his wife
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How To Use obedient In A Sentence

  • Since when did her quiet, passive, obedient brother ever command anyone?
  • But when they realized they were being disobedient they were prepared to change. Christianity Today
  • A plant can be an obedient herb in one habitat and a rumbustious weed somewhere else.
  • The children whined, splashing each other and Knazarath a few more times, but then followed the guard to the bedroom obediently, if a bit noisily.
  • The parents punished their disobedient child.
  • I want to talk to the boss,’ I said disobediently.
  • 'Now this beats a', 'muttered his wife to herself;' however, I shall be obedient for a time; but if I dinna ken what all this is for before the morn by sunket-time, my tongue is nae langer a tongue, nor my hands worth wearing. ' Stories of Mystery
  • They want obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork. And just dumb enough to passively accept it. George Carlin 
  • Christ was quickened, that is to say, was active, in His own spirit state, although His body was inert and in reality dead at the time; and that _in_ that disembodied state He went and preached to the disobedient spirits. Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern
  • A lot of the behaviour parents call naughty or disobedient is just a normal part of development.
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