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Example sentences for obsequious

His wealth nevertheless turns the townspeople into groveling, obsequious sycophants.
People are by turns obsequious, angry, and disingenuous.
The staff is charming and superb, being attentive without being obsequious.
One minute he is noisy and arrogant, the next he is obsequious and sly.
The courts strive for judicial review that is deferential but not so obsequious as to be meaningless.
It neither neglected the existing fa├žade nor was it an obsequious response to it.

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