1. in an obsequious manner
    she acts obsequiously toward her boss
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How To Use obsequiously In A Sentence

  • Erect as a Buckingham Palace guard, he gets his laughs with his eyes, endlessly bulging at the Prime Minister's lapses, and with his obsequiously dominating tone of voice. David Finkle: First Nighter: Yes, Prime Minister Prime Stage Comedy Meat
  • It reminds the narrator of his grandfather, an individual repressed by the system who went through his entire life obsequiously saying yes to all the men in power.
  • When everyone saw the mayor, they all bowed obsequiously – he was the only exception.
  • You must guard against those who fawn upon you and bow obsequiously before you!
  • Pikoli's lawyers did not agree that he should have "obsequiously" obeyed Mbeki over the time frame of Selebi's arrest. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • Just a little more than a year ago, the Senate obsequiously handed to the President the constitutional authority to declare war.
  • You must guard against those who fawn upon you and bow obsequiously before you!
  • A liveried waiter comes across, bows obsequiously, and asks George if he would care for the salmon.
  • If we were a genuine republic, one of our leading businessmen would not have dared to obsequiously accept a knighthood from a British monarch.
  • Kissinger, who obsequiously went along with Nixon's expansion of the war, with the bombing of peasant villages in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
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