It troubled him to see her torn between obedient daughter and subservient wife.
If you want an obedient nymph, then go get one.
Carmen was obedient – how much was in her nature and how much was the result of strict upbringing was hard to determine.
"Does the food please you, my king?" he asked, standing like an obedient servant beside the madman.
By them he was to be ordained, after vowing to be true in office, faithful to the church system, obedient to the laws and to the civil government, and ready to exercise discipline without fear or favour.