passive obedience


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passive obedience

n
1. unquestioning obedience to authority
2. the surrender of a person's will to another person
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Then, accustomed to passive obedience, he jumped down from the terrace, ran toward the lane, and at the end of twenty paces met D'Artagnan, who, having seen all, was coming to him.
As I desire never to use violence, I expect from you, more than all the others, a passive obedience.
Comminges went out with a soldier's passive obedience.
ii) It is not subservience or passive obedience to orders.
The one that I take to be best--the Consequentialist Explanation of Political Authority--is a secular development of a form of rule-consequentialism proposed by George Berkeley in 1712 (though it differs from his view in significant ways, including not endorsing passive obedience to a tyranny).
To find her or him, joy is replacing fear, trust is replacing suspicion and courage and initiative are replacing passive obedience to authority.
If a single individual present has a much greater reputation than the others, or is more articulate, or has a distinctly more commanding personality, he may well take over the conference and reduce the rest to little more than passive obedience.
The passive obedience to traffic regulations is transformed into conscious abidance.
While Cavendish "repudiates the passive obedience that had long been associated with moral and political virtue," The Blazing World also indexes her disappointment with the rule of Charles II for not rewarding those who, like the Cavendishes, had suffered on his behalf in the Interregnum (178).
Self interest and passive obedience thus appear as major players in the English Reformation.
Hence their acceptance of the absolute necessity for the exclusion of Roman Catholics (and in Swift's view of Dissenters as well) and their shared abhorrence of absolutism and the doctrines of divine right, nonresistance and passive obedience.
Ambidexter's recommendation for passive obedience is complicated for two reasons: first, because it is difficult to trust such a duplicitous character; and secondly, we must take into account Diligence's agreement with Ambidexter.

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