There is, or used to be, a belief in this part of the world that the Caswall family had some strange power of making the wills of other persons subservient
to their own.
In the first place then, some one may doubt whether the getting of money is the same thing as economy, or whether it is a part of it, or something subservient
to it; and if so, whether it is as the art of making shuttles is to the art of weaving, or the art of making brass to that of statue founding, for they are not of the same service; for the one supplies the tools, the other the matter: by the matter I mean the subject out of which the work is finished, as wool for the cloth and brass for the statue.
It was a street of small shops subservient
to the needs of poor people, and about the middle of it, on the left as I walked down, was the Hotel des Belges.
It will be subservient
to the law of literature, which formerly received the law from it.
In that way the moments passed, until a change in the stertorous breathing was marked enough to draw his attention wholly to the bed, and forced him to think of the departing life, which had once been subservient
to his own--which he had once been glad to find base enough for him to act on as he would.
He spoke with childish arrogance strangely at variance with the subservient
position he occupied beneath the veranda.
Martin came back and looked at the beady eyes, sneering, truculent, cowardly, and there leaped into his vision, as on a screen, the same eyes when their owner was making a sale in the store below - subservient
eyes, smug, and oily, and flattering.
I did not tell you so, because I vainly thought I could conquer my weaker feelings, and render every consideration subservient
to my duty to you.
Having offended Queen Elizabeth by his boldness in successfully opposing an encroachment on the rights of the House of Commons, Bacon connected himself with the Earl of Essex and received from him many favors; but when Essex attempted a treasonable insurrection in 1601, Bacon, as one of the Queen's lawyers, displayed against him a subservient
zeal which on theoretical grounds of patriotism might appear praiseworthy, but which in view of his personal obligations was grossly indecent.
There's nothing more subservient
than an arrogant man when his arrogance has once been broken in some particular instance.
Her motherhood was still so new that reason was yet subservient
he asked, with the subservient
smirk which comes only of generations of tip-seeking ancestors.