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oblige
used in Frankenstein

13 uses
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  • By degrees, I remember, a stronger light pressed upon my nerves, so that I was obliged to shut my eyes.
    Chapter 11 (3% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • When I was thirteen years of age we all went on a party of pleasure to the baths near Thonon; the inclemency of the weather obliged us to remain a day confined to the inn.
    Chapter 2 (44% in)
  • It was completely dark when I arrived in the environs of Geneva; the gates of the town were already shut; and I was obliged to pass the night at Secheron, a village at the distance of half a league from the city.
    Chapter 7 (41% in)
  • As I could not pass through the town, I was obliged to cross the lake in a boat to arrive at Plainpalais.
    Chapter 7 (42% in)
  • My father and the rest of the family being obliged to attend as witnesses, I accompanied them to the court.
    Chapter 8 (1% in)
  • I gave several hours to the serious consideration of this difficulty, but I was obliged to relinquish all attempt to supply it, and wrapping myself up in my cloak, I struck across the wood towards the setting sun.
    Chapter 11 (39% in)
  • 'Pardon this intrusion,' said I; 'I am a traveller in want of a little rest; you would greatly oblige me if you would allow me to remain a few minutes before the fire.'
    Chapter 15 (72% in)
  • "'Do you consider,' said his companion to him, 'that you will be obliged to pay three months' rent and to lose the produce of your garden?
    Chapter 16 (23% in)
  • His feelings are forever on the stretch; and when he begins to sink into repose, he finds himself obliged to quit that on which he rests in pleasure for something new, which again engages his attention, and which also he forsakes for other novelties.
    Chapter 19 (55% in)
  • The first part of this deposition did not in the least interest me, but when the mark of the fingers was mentioned I remembered the murder of my brother and felt myself extremely agitated; my limbs trembled, and a mist came over my eyes, which obliged me to lean on a chair for support.
    Chapter 21 (9% in)
  • Several other men were examined concerning my landing, and they agreed that, with the strong north wind that had arisen during the night, it was very probable that I had beaten about for many hours and had been obliged to return nearly to the same spot from which I had departed.
    Chapter 21 (15% in)
  • I had already been three months in prison, and although I was still weak and in continual danger of a relapse, I was obliged to travel nearly a hundred miles to the country town where the court was held.
    Chapter 21 (75% in)
  • Sometimes he thought that I felt deeply the degradation of being obliged to answer a charge of murder, and he endeavoured to prove to me the futility of pride.
    Chapter 22 (6% in)

There are no more uses of "oblige" in Frankenstein.

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