(1) Her insatiable desire to be stroked, bolstered, flattered, was met by Burrell with the obsequious enthusiasm of a knight offering the chasteness of courtly love.(2) As is always the case in France, I am not sure if she reads my apology as sufficiently humble or merely obsequious .(3) Paris himself turns out to be an obsequious toady in Domitian's heady presence.(4) He cuddled up to his colleagues, begging for approval - he was obsequious , smart, slippery.(5) The award will be given annually to the journo who produces the greatest volume of obsequious offal about a sports ├ö├ç├┐hero├ö├ç├û.(6) Diamond has a gentle, self-effacing style about him without seeming obsequious .(7) Woodward's obsequious style minimised the impact.(8) They are curiously obsequious , seeming to promise presidents and prime ministers a favourable verdict in return for a few invitations, a few decorations.(9) They've filled their almost-claustrophobic room with towering flower bouquets and perhaps a few too many obsequious waiters.(10) Like spoiled children, they can demand, stamp their feet, refuse to vote, be fickle and whimsical, expecting MPs to act as obsequious valets, while distrusting them all along.(11) The person he hires will be insipid and obsequious .(12) He was obedient to his Christchurch bosses, but not at all obsequious .(13) They're surrounded by heavy linen, sparkling crystal, gleaming silver, obsequious waiters, and an embarrassment of champagne glasses.(14) In fact, the figure lounging in front of me seems in some respects more human than fox, effortlessly graceful, endearing without being obsequious , and persistently humorous.(15) We Catholics need to possess greater wisdom than to merely fall for somebody who is obsequious , nice, polite and reasonable.(16) Randy is Mr. Lahey's obsequious sidekick, lover and Sunnyvale's assistant trailer park supervisor.