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submission

1. Law
a. an agreement by the parties to a dispute to refer the matter to arbitration
b. the instrument referring a disputed matter to arbitration
2. (in wrestling) the act of causing such pain to one's opponent that he submits

Submission

Elliott, Anne
reluctantly gives up her fiancé on her family’s advice. [Br. Lit.: Jane Austen Persuasion in Magill I, 734]
References in classic literature ?
She took the harp submissively back to its place at the end of the room.
Yes, yes; I know," replied Father Brown submissively.
Like an ox with head bent, submissively he awaited the blow which he felt was lifted over him.
Hugh truckled before the hidden meaning of these words as much as such a being could, and crept out of the door so submissively and subserviently--with an air, in short, so different from that with which he had entered--that his patron on being left alone, smiled more than ever.
Strange as it always is to consider any assembly in the act of submissively resigning itself to the dreariness of some complacent person, lord or commoner, whom three-fourths of it could, by no human means, raise out of the slough of inanity to their own intellectual level, it was particularly strange, and it was even particularly affecting, to see this crowd of earnest faces, whose honesty in the main no competent observer free from bias could doubt, so agitated by such a leader.
What he had in tow, lunged itself at him sometimes in an awful manner when the boat was checked, and sometimes seemed to try to wrench itself away, though for the most part it followed submissively.
Tulliver went submissively downstairs; to be ordered about by a servant was the last remnant of her household dignities,--she would soon have no servant to scold her.
Kit's mother, drying her eyes (and moistening them, poor soul, more than she dried them), now took from the ground a small basket, and submissively addressed herself to the turnkey, saying, would he please to listen to her for a minute?
Also there are the King-Size SUV drivers, who, assuming they have the supreme authority on the road, turn dominators -- out on a mission to tame the smaller cars, which submissively keep trying to stay out of the jumbo's way.
To the contrary, unlike the other stupid people in the world, who tend to suffer, endure the pain, stitch and torch themselves or make similar nonsense gestures as a sign of protest when desperate, Macedonians submissively lower their heads and obey, adds Geroski.
They must be friendly and people-oriented: not overly protective to the point of barking or growling at strangers, but trusting and self-confident--neither domineering nor submissively cringing.
This gross sin is also the work of the AKP, which submissively agreed to be a tool for Erdoy-an's despotic ambitions.