Still, for the last year the media has been treating the Abe regime with obsequious deference.
All week, the nation has been gripped by a classic tale—a powerful yet married man meets a younger, hot, obsequious woman.
Five strangers appeared—tall, imposing men, with bouquets of flowers in their hands, and followed by obsequious attendants.
"The same, Sir, at your service," replied the obsequious valet.
Jesse was considerably more than middling drunk when, his brandy having receded to the lees, he summoned the obsequious Gaskins.
Who knows, thought I, but I owe all this obsequious deference to my horse?
The favourites of Apollo did not fail to offer up their obsequious incense to the god of the day.
It took a Tudor will to do the deed, and it took an obsequious Tudor age to accept it.
There was an air of obsequious insolence about the old Jew that was very offensive.
Finally, he stopped and stood before the obsequious Basilivitch.
late 15c., "prompt to serve," from Middle French obséquieux (15c.), from Latin obsequiosus "compliant, obedient," from obsequium "compliance, dutiful service," from obsequi "to accommodate oneself to the will of another," from ob "after" (see ob-) + sequi "to follow" (see sequel). Pejorative sense of "fawning, sycophantic" had emerged by 1590s. Related: Obsequiously; obsequiousness (mid-15c.).