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The Scarlet Letter
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  • But it is a strange experience, to a man of pride and sensibility, to know that his interests are within the control of individuals who neither love nor understand him, and by whom, since one or the other must needs happen, he would rather be injured than obliged.

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  • He obliged her by listening attentively.
  • They looked at me expectantly and I was obliged to comment.

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