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  • But were there roses enough to oblige her to go twice?
  • I only puzzle them, and oblige them to make civil speeches.
  • It raises my spleen more than anything, to have the pretence of being asked, of being given a choice, and at the same time addressed in such a way as to oblige one to do the very thing, whatever it be!
  • In one respect it was better, as it gave him the means of conferring a kindness where he wished to oblige.
  • You must forgive the liberty, and oblige me.
  • She had, to oblige Edmund, resolved to wear it; but it was too large for the purpose.
  • Miss Bertram’s attention and opinion was evidently his chief aim; and though her deportment showed rather conscious superiority than any solicitude to oblige him, the mention of Sotherton Court, and the ideas attached to it, gave her a feeling of complacency, which prevented her from being very ungracious.
  • "You must oblige us," said he, "indeed you must.
  • "Perhaps," said Tom, "Fanny may be more disposed to oblige us now.

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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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