servile (adj.) Old form(s): Seruile , seruill
subordinate, controlled [by]
Luc.295[of Tarquin] [he] heartens up his servile powers [i.e. his bodily senses]
MM III.i.9[disguised Duke to Claudio] thou art, / Servile to all the skyey influences
Ven.112[Venus to Adonis, of Mars] Yet was he servile to my coy disdain
Ven.1161[Venus to dead Adonis, of love] Subject and servile to all discontents
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