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  • Lest I should betray my agitation I delayed a few moments pretending to fix my shoe properly and then, saying that I was obliged to go, I bade him good-day.
  • She would give him neither money nor food nor house-room; and so he was obliged to enlist himself as a sheriff’s man.
  • The other, who walked on the verge of the path and was at times obliged to step on to the road, owing to his companion’s rudeness, wore an amused listening face.
  • He had made two attempts to shave but his hand had been so unsteady that he had been obliged to desist.
  • He had been obliged to offer an abject apology to Mr. Alleyne for his impertinence but he knew what a hornet’s nest the office would be for him.
  • "I’m very much obliged to you, old man," said the invalid.
  • Gabriel hesitated a moment and said: "If you will allow me, Miss Ivors, I’ll see you home if you are really obliged to go."

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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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