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
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
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.