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Definition of Docile

  • Disposed to be taught; tractable; easily managed; as, a docile child.
  • willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

How to use docile in a sentence. Docile pronunciation.

At every page one sees wild asses, crocodiles, hippopotami, hyaenas, and, above all, lions, transformed into respectful companions and docile servants of these prodigies of sanctity; and one concludes thence, not that these beasts had reasonable souls, but that God knew how to glorify those who devoted themselves to his glory, and thus show how all Nature obeyed man before he was excluded from Paradise by his disobedience.
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This people should be courageous and prudent, wise and docile.
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She saw in his hard eyes a look of astonishment, of curiosity as to this unaccountable defiance in one who had seemed docile, who had apparently no alternative but obedience.
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They were a more docile and tractable race; not so restless, nor-though this may seem difficult to understand to those who consider their past history-so impatient of foreign control.
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Je fus une esclave docile; il a dit que, pour sa récompense, j'aurais fui volontiers avec toi.
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Il n'est point docile à la science de la sagesse, et sa voix ne peut le séduire; mais il darde à jamais son venin dans l'ame qui est condamnée à ses tortures.
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Therefore, behold, I will allure her and bring her into the wilderness, and there I will assign her her vineyards: then shall she be docile as in her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.
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I pray thee, favour me so much as to believe that I still have him at a beck, attending always my commandments, docile, obedient, vigorous, and active in all things and everywhere, and never stubborn or refractory to my will or pleasure.
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It may be that there were in all ages-even those-certain few boys who insisted upon being children; whereas the girls were docile to the adult ideal.
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James was an example of docile obedience.
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As docile as a lamb she entered the phaeton, which I conjured up out of my ink-pot, and like a veteran Jehu did she seize the reins.
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Nor was he in any mood for me to tell him of my breach of faith-the mere knowledge that she had promised to be docile out of charity would have stung his pride, and I thought it would be better, for the time, at least, to let my interview remain a secret.
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Said-whilst Soames, docile in his stupor, watched him-went back, picked up the solitary cane chair which the apartment boasted, and brought it into the bathroom.
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Full of spirit as she was, she had always been strangely docile with him.
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The animal seemed docile, and as if he were to belie his hard reputation.
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Moreover her heart, which had after all enough of the sweetness of love in it, opened or shut like the cup of a sensitive plant, with seemingly no volition of hers; therefore was she in a manner innocently helpless and docile before her own emotions and her own destiny.
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His French grew suppler and more docile, answered more truly to the individuality behind it.
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He began dimly and passionately to see before him a life devoted to thought-a life in which science after science should become the docile instrument of a mind still pressing on and on into the shadowy realm, till, in Berkeley's language, the darkness part, and it 'recover the lost region of light'!
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She was, of course, perpetually anxious to know when she would be well, and whether the scar would be very bad; but on the whole she was a docile and promising patient, and she even began to see some gleams of virtue in Mr. Selby, for whom at first she had taken the strongest dislike.
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No consideration for her peace and ultimate happiness affected him, though he was sensible of a certain remorseful pity when thinking of her gentle ways and docile yielding to his often impatient and impetuous humors; but, after all, she was only his sister,-she could not understand his present condition of mind.
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Examples of Docile

Example #1
Neither can any such theory apply to the marvels vouched for by St. Athanasius, St. Jerome, and other contemporaries, which "show us (to quote M. de Montalembert) the most ferocious animals at the feet of such men as Antony, Pachomius, Macarius, and Hilarion, and those who copied them.
Example #2
The twelve huge stags who come out of the forest to draw the ploughs for St. Leonor and his monks, or those who drew to his grave the corpse of the Irish hermit Kellac, or those who came out of the forest to supply the place of St. Colodoc's cattle, which the seigneur had carried off in revenge for his having given sanctuary to a hunted deer, must have been wild from the beginning; and many another tale must remain without any explanation whatsoever-save the simplest of all.
Example #3
Each individual, knowing his rights, should not transgress them.
Example #4
Freed from the yoke of false doctrine, a whole people must impose upon itself that of true morality and reason.
Example #5
He was not so astonished at her as she was at herself.
Example #6
But she could not; nor was she able to rise from her chair.