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  • I was obliged to admit that I did know it for a certainty,
  • I was obliged to answer in some confusion, "I don’t think I am, ma’am."
  • Raymond is a witness what ginger and sal volatile I am obliged to take in the night.
  • I only wanted you to know that I am doing very well in my apprenticeship, and am always much obliged to you.
  • Correcting myself, I said that I was much obliged to him for his mention of Mr. Matthew Pocket— "That’s more like it!" cried Mr. Jaggers.
  • Good morning, sir, much obliged.
  • I said, or tried to say, that I was much obliged to him for his recommendation— "No, my young friend!" he interrupted, shaking his great head very slowly.
  • Sarah Pocket and Georgiana contended who should remain last; but Sarah was too knowing to be outdone, and ambled round Georgiana with that artful slipperiness that the latter was obliged to take precedence.
  • In pursuance of this luminous conception I mentioned to Biddy when I went to Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt’s at night, that I had a particular reason for wishing to get on in life, and that I should feel very much obliged to her if she would impart all her learning to me.
  • No more, dear Mr. Pip, from your ever obliged, and affectionate servant, "BIDDY."
  • While I felt sincerely obliged to him for being so interested and considerate, I had an odd half-provoked sense of suspicion upon me, that if Joe had been coming to see him, he wouldn’t have been quite so brisk about it.
  • I was so very nervous, that I had already lighted the Aged’s sausage like a torch, and been obliged to blow it out.
  • If we had been waited on by any boat, I should have run in to shore, and have obliged her to go on, or to make her purpose evident.
  • This unexpected inquiry put me into such a difficulty that I began saying in the absurdest way that if there had been any such person I had no doubt she would have been quite well and would have been very much obliged and would have sent her compliments, when the nurse came to my rescue.
  • Put the case that a woman, under such circumstances as you have mentioned, held her child concealed, and was obliged to communicate the fact to her legal adviser, on his representing to her that he must know, with an eye to the latitude of his defence, how the fact stood about that child.
  • How long we might have remained in this ridiculous position it is impossible to say, but for the incursion of three thriving farmers—laid on by the waiter, I think—who came into the coffee-room unbuttoning their great-coats and rubbing their hands, and before whom, as they charged at the fire, we were obliged to give way.
  • "Not personally," said I. The truth was, that she had objected to me as an expensive companion who did Herbert no good, and that, when Herbert had first proposed to present me to her, she had received the proposal with such very moderate warmth, that Herbert had felt himself obliged to confide the state of the case to me, with a view to the lapse of a little time before I made her acquaintance.
  • "You know I was obliged," said Camilla,—"I was obliged to be firm.
  • "You know I was obliged," said Camilla,—"I was obliged to be firm.
  • Not recollecting myself, I began again that I was much obliged to him for his recommendation— "No, my young friend," he interrupted, shaking his head and frowning and smiling both at once,—"no, no, no; it’s very well done, but it won’t do; you are too young to fix me with it.

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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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