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biddable +‎ -ly


biddably (comparative more biddably, superlative most biddably)

  1. In a biddable manner, compliantly.
    • 1940 August 5, “This England”, in Time:
      "Thank God for colonels, thought Mrs. Miniver; sweet creatures, so easily entertained, so biddably diverted from senseless controversy into comfortable monologue: there was nothing in the world so restful as a really good English colonel."
    • 1941, Emily Carr, chapter 18, in Klee Wyck[1]:
      I thanked my host for the uncomfortable night which, but for his kindness, would have been far worse, and biddably leapt from the boat to the scow.