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sub·mis·sive

 (səb-mĭs′ĭv)
adj.
Inclined or willing to submit.

sub·mis′sive·ly adv.
sub·mis′sive·ness n.
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Adv.1.submissively - in a servile manner; "he always acts so deferentially around his supervisor"
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Translations
بِخُضوع، بإذْعان، بِطاعَه
povolně
af hlÿîni/auîsveipni
poddajnýpovoľne
uysallıkla

submissively

[səbˈmɪsɪvlɪ] ADVsumisamente
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

submissively

adv bow, kneeldemütig; behaveunterwürfig
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

submissively

[səbˈmɪsɪvlɪ] advin modo sottomesso, in modo remissivo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

submit

(səbˈmit) past tense, past participle subˈmitted verb
1. to yield to control or to a particular kind of treatment by another person etc. I refuse to submit to his control; The rebels were ordered to submit.
2. to offer (a plan, suggestion, proposal, entry etc). Competitors for the painting competition must submit their entries by Friday.
suˈbmission (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of submitting.
2. humbleness or obedience.
subˈmissive (-siv) adjective
obedient and humble.
subˈmissively adverb
subˈmissiveness noun
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References in classic literature ?
Like an ox with head bent, submissively he awaited the blow which he felt was lifted over him.
Turning his back to his captor, he walked submissively away in the direction indicated, looking to neither the right nor the left; hardly daring to breathe, his head and back actually aching with a prophecy of buckshot.
'Humbly and submissively,' returned the tragedian, scowling upwards.
Some went submissively; others with shrieks and protests as they were dragged away.
"But won't that mar the charming effect of my consistent shabbiness?" said Maggie, seating herself submissively, while Lucy knelt again and unfastened the contemptible butterfly.
Your pleasure, prithee, lady mine, unfold; Declare the terms that I am to obey; My will to yours submissively I mould, And from your law my feet shall never stray.
If any of his people advanced whom he judged unworthy of the friendship or confidence of the white men, he motioned them off by a wave of the hand, and they would submissively walk away.
"I dunno who you be, but I'll come," said Jason, submissively. "Mebbe I'll get back some o' the - some o' the - nine thousand dollars." Penn led him into the cabin and slid the door behind.
Why, the poor beast is not himself now,' said Nikita, pointing to the horse, which was standing submissively waiting for what might come, with his steep wet sides heaving heavily.
Standing behind the chair on which his imperious young wife sat enthroned, he looked at her submissively between every two words that he addressed to me, as if he waited for her permission to open his lips and speak.
Kit's mother, drying her eyes (and moistening them, poor soul, more than she dried them), now took from the ground a small basket, and submissively addressed herself to the turnkey, saying, would he please to listen to her for a minute?
Harriet listened submissively, and said "it was very true it was just as Miss Woodhouse describedit was not worth while to think about themand she would not think about them any longer" but no change of subject could avail, and the next halfhour saw her as anxious and restless about the Eltons as before.