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obligation
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Hard Times
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  • ’Having made which bargain, Tom,’ said Harthouse, clapping him on the shoulder again, with an air which left him at liberty to infer — as he did, poor fool — that this condition was imposed upon him in mere careless good nature to lessen his sense of obligation, ’we will tear ourselves asunder until dinner-time.’
  • Therefore, though without any other authority than I have given you, and even without the knowledge of any other person than yourself and myself, I ask you to depart from this place to-night, under an obligation never to return to it.’

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  • She feels that helping him is her obligation.
  • I have a family obligation Saturday afternoon.

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