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Middle English from Old French from Latin oboediēns oboedient- present participle of oboedīre to obey obey
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin oboediÄ“ns, present active participle of oboediō (“obey").
If you want an obedient nymph, then go get one.
As an officer he was obedient and never disputed my orders or argued with them.
But Louis was not the obedient tool she wished for.
Carmen was obedient – how much was in her nature and how much was the result of strict upbringing was hard to determine.
I beg your pardon for saying I would see you again, and rest your most humble and obedient servant."
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