biddable

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj biddable willing to carry out the orders or wishes of another without protest "too acquiescent to challenge authority"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Biddable Obedient; docile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • biddable Obedient to a bidding or command; willing to do what is bidden; complying; docile.
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Usage

In literature:

He followed me, as biddable as a sheep, draggin' his legs like yin far gone in seeckness.
"The Moon Endureth--Tales and Fancies" by John Buchan
We found them ready, not without skill, gay and biddable.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
A boy will be more biddable, more tractable, also cheaper.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
His proud owner thought there could be few dogs in all the world so biddable as this.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
No one, I was assured on all hands, objects to the biddable Chinaman.
"Letters of Travel (1892-1913)" by Rudyard Kipling
I'm sure you were always biddable.
"The Poor Scholar" by William Carleton
Nance is nice, and Biddy's biddable, and Kitty's cute.
"Handy Andy, Volume One" by Samuel Lover
And Art was always good and biddable with her; never gave any back-talk, or was contrary.
"Candle and Crib" by K. F. Purdon
He is biddable and humble now, and will be more so presently; in a kind of transition state, he is.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
And yet so civil and biddable!
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
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