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. In thus acting, I take all the responsibility: I acquit you entirely, for I make it an impossibility for you to see what ought not to be seen.
Comminges went out with a soldier's passive obedience.
Nevertheless, the fast-changing world shifts away the mother's edifications on girls' passive obedience to husband/male family members, abutting with perception of beating and moral coercion as norm.
The parents must recognize that their child wishes gradually to free herself from the obligation of purely passive obedience. They must help her to make decisions for herself, judge for herself and claim the right to express her opinions.
(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 individual may himself be extremely useful, but he might as well be put to work solo, for he is neutralizing the rest.
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.

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