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oblige
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  • I have no doubt Mrs. Carter will oblige me.
  • Why should you expect me to oblige you by hearing you play the flute, any more than I should expect you to oblige me by not playing it?
  • Why should you expect me to oblige you by hearing you play the flute, any more than I should expect you to oblige me by not playing it?
  • He is the only person who takes the least trouble to oblige me.
  • Mr. Casaubon, bowing, doubted not that Mrs. Casaubon would oblige him, and Dorothea said, at once, "Where shall I put myself?"
  • Naumann took the hint and said— "Now, sir, if you can oblige me again; I will release the lady-wife."
  • Oblige me!
  • "I can’t oblige you there, Wrench," said Mr. Hawley, thrusting his hands into his trouser-pockets.
  • "You would oblige me greatly by doing so, Dorothea," said Mr. Casaubon, with a shade more meekness than usual in his polite manner.
  • With a favor to ask we review our list of friends, do justice to their more amiable qualities, forgive their little offenses, and concerning each in turn, try to arrive at the conclusion that he will be eager to oblige us, our own eagerness to be obliged being as communicable as other warmth.
  • I can easily remain here for the night, if you will oblige me by taking a note for Mrs. Bulstrode.
  • Will you oblige me?
  • He’s very hot on new sorts; to oblige you."
  • ") "Oblige me by letting the subject drop, Naumann.
  • "You will oblige me, my dear," he said, seating himself, "if instead of other reading this evening, you will go through this aloud, pencil in hand, and at each point where I say ’mark,’ will make a cross with your pencil.
  • "Perhaps you will yourself oblige me, Mr. Garth, by calling at Mr. Lydgate’s as you pass—or stay! he may at this hour probably be at the Hospital.

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  • The law obliges doctors to report suspected child abuse.
  • We live as we have for centuries by a code called Pashtunwali, which obliges us to give hospitality to all guests and in which the most important value is nang, or honor.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala

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