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A Christmas Carol
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  • He was obliged to rub the frost off with the sleeve of his dressing-gown before he could see anything;
  • He was obliged to sit close to it, and brood over it, before he could extract the least sensation of warmth from such a handful of fuel.
  • Scrooge expressed himself much obliged, but could not help thinking that a night of unbroken rest would have been more conducive to that end.
  • I am much obliged to you.
  • At every fresh question that was put to him, this nephew burst into a fresh roar of laughter; and was so inexpressibly tickled, that he was obliged to get up off the sofa and stamp.

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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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