I never entertained the fear that in this way of proceeding I should be in danger of servilely copying my predecessors.
And the words and her attitude recalled that other time she was servilely at his feet.
I copied the best masters, at first servilely, afterward more freely, and at last I joined habit and invention.
"I can fix anything like that, Mr. Cowperwood," he replied, servilely.
Spite of himself, he is filled with awe at its approach, and servilely bends before it as it passes him.
Most of these novelties were servilely copied from French aviation.
If I made your bust I should be servilely attached to these things which are everything to me because they are something of you.
Must Ireland have no character of its own but be servilely imitative of its neighbor in all things and be nothing of itself?
It was her nature, as we have said, servilely to copy others.
They rebelliously reject the plain commands of God, and yet servilely cringe to the humours and caprices of their fellow-men.
late 14c., from Latin servilis "of a slave" (as in Servile Wars, name given to the slave revolts in the late Roman Republic), also "slavish, servile," from servus "slave" (see serve (v.)). Earliest sense was legal, servile work being forbidden on the Sabbath; sense of "cringing, fawning" first recorded c.1600.