Definition of subservient:
- inferior (part of speech: adjective)
- subordinate (part of speech: verb)
- servile (part of speech: adjective)
For so long now had the opera been the thing that ruled in her life with Claude, for so long had everything centered round it, been subservient to it, that Charmian could scarcely conceive of life without it.- "The Way of Ambition", Robert Hichens.
Nor was this all, but he also made his conversation with people abroad, his common speech, and his business, subservient to his studies, taking from hence occasions and arguments as matter to work upon.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.
- "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.