Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Acting according to command; submissive; dutiful.

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Usage examples "obedient":

  1. The clouds, as if obedient to the summons rushed from all directions, like frightened soldiers. - "See America First", Orville O. Hiestand.
  2. Obedient to an impulse which she had not understood at the time, Rosamund had arranged a small, and rather odd, festivity for him which had taken him away from home, and would keep him out till five o'clock: he was having tea in a cake- shop near the top of Wesley High Street with his nurse and Mr. Thrush, who, not unexpectedly, had arrived in Welsley. - "In the Wilderness", Robert Hichens.
  3. He went out of the room then, and Fairchild, obedient to the big Cornishman's command, sought rest. - "The Cross-Cut", Courtney Ryley Cooper.