in obedience

idiom

: in such a way that someone is doing what he or she is told to do by someone or by a law or rule
Students are expected to act in obedience to the rules of the school.

Examples of in obedience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later Marley, despite the disapproval of his devoutly Christian mother, began to let his hair grow into serpentine dreadlocks in obedience to the Bible, which forbids males from touching scissors or comb to hair. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2024 The physical science building is nestled in a forest, where slime molds bloom and trees tilt their leaves in obedience to their own circadian clocks. Quanta Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 Loudoun adopted its transgender guidelines in obedience to a state law passed in 2020 requiring school districts throughout Virginia to enact guidelines to protect transgender children, a population research has shown is vulnerable to harassment and suicidal ideation. Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2021 Since the first centuries of Christianity, communion has been accessible only to those believers living under the authority of their bishops and in obedience to Catholic doctrine. J.d. Flynn, WSJ, 22 May 2022 The Virginia Department of Education has rescinded a wide range of policies, memos and programs established to further diversity, equity and inclusion in schools in obedience to an executive order from Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R). Washington Post, 25 Feb. 2022 Grant me Your grace to walk in obedience to Your commands. Connie Rowland, Woman's Day, 2 Aug. 2022 My perception of intimacy wasn’t rooted in love; it was rooted in obedience and obligation. Sarah Green, refinery29.com, 17 Apr. 2022 Virginia school districts are dropping their mask mandates in obedience to a state law enacted this week that allows parents to decide whether their children wear masks at school. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022

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“In obedience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20obedience. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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