slavishly


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slav·ish

 (slā′vĭsh)
adj.
1. Of or characteristic of a slave or slavery; servile: Her slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.
2. Showing no originality; blindly imitative: a slavish copy of the original.

slav′ish·ly adv.
slav′ish·ness n.
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Adv.1.slavishly - in a slavish manner; "his followers slavishly believed in his new diet"
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Translations

slavishly

[ˈsleɪvɪʃlɪ] ADVservilmente
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

slavishly

[ˈsleɪvɪʃli] adv [copy] → servilement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

slavishly

[ˈsleɪvɪʃlɪ] adv (see adj) → servilmente, pedissequamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
"When you go to women," says Nietzsche, "take your whip with you." Sensible despots have never confined that precaution to women: they have taken their whips with them when they have dealt with men, and been slavishly idealized by the men over whom they have flourished the whip much more than by women.
or who, sitting calmly under his own vine, is to pass a judgment on the doings of a poor, hunted dog, slavishly afraid, slavishly rebellious, like John Nicholson on that particular Sunday?
It is a great pity that the ardent youth should not be permitted and even encouraged to say this to himself, instead of falling slavishly before a great author and accepting him at all points as infallible.
This they will follow slavishly whether in hotels, on promenades, at meetings, or when on a journey.
But looking at her carefully she came to the conclusion that the hospital nurse was only slavishly acquiescent, and that the look of satisfaction was produced by no splendid conception of God within her.
But in the last resort he simply ceased to believe in himself, and doggedly, slavishly sought arguments in all directions, fumbling for them, as though someone were forcing and drawing him to it.
Shinn is faithful to the original story but not slavishly so, and it is fascinating to see how the events of Bronte's novel translate into a futuristic setting.
We could die as heroes on Flight 93, but NBC News would never mention that we are gay in a report that slavishly gloated over every heterosexual mourner left on the ground.
"Welsh women are not very big on fashion, in that they don't slavishly follow the trends.
The notion, most popular in the GCC region, is that Bush will hold over Israel "the stick of big oil, Texas, the CIA and Desert Storm" - in contrast with the notion that Clinton's Democrat administration was "slavishly pro-Israel".
Michelangelo's David is "a nude youth with a saucy demeanour" (160) and Petrarch and the early humanists were "slavishly uncritical" (148); the enthusiasm of Italian painters and writers "naively uninformed" (156).
The Bose axes resemble those from elsewhere without slavishly duplicating them, comments anthropologist F.