Examples of slavish in a Sentence
a politician and his slavish followers
He has been criticized for his slavish devotion to the rules.
Recent Examples of slavish from the Web
But because of Alaska's vast undeveloped areas and sparse population, and the state's slavish economic dependence on development of natural resources, the confrontation of values takes on a unique edge here.
Not a slavish recapitulation of classical tropes, but a recasting of them into a work that’s somehow weighty and lithe, inexorable and unexpected, eternal and American, all at once.
In return for campaign contributions, the Republican Party has awarded its donor class a subservient federal bureaucracy, a second Lochner Era in American jurisprudence, and the slavish obedience of the House of Representatives, and 49 GOP senators.
Stay too slavish to the original and you’re accused of a money grab.
That point is not that Republican tax policy is motivated by a slavish devotion to the interests of rich people.
So many design decisions about the SNES Classic were made with a slavish devotion to a ’90s aesthetic, in service of evoking that feeling of the original console.
North Korean leaders have long let their slavish state media and lower-level officials carry the burden of releasing regular threats to destroy Washington, Seoul and Tokyo.
Instead, their work references history with consummate sophistication, evoking the architectural styles of times gone by—though never in a slavish fashion.
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First Known Use of slavish
Synonym Discussion of slavish
- domestic help was expected to be properly subservient
- a political boss and his entourage of servile hangers-on
- the slavish status of migrant farm workers
- waiters who are obsequious in the presence of celebrities
SLAVISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of slavish for English Language Learners
: copying or following someone or something completely without any attempt to be original or independent
SLAVISH Defined for Kids
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