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  • ’I should hope, if there was any incompatibility to meet the pecuniary obligations,’ said Miss La Creevy with another cough, ’that the lady’s family would—’
  • ’Good-morning to you, ma’am; and many obligations for your extreme politeness and good breeding,’ rejoined Miss La Creevy.
  • And as if this avowal were not made in sufficient disregard and defiance of all moral obligations, what did Mr Snevellicci do?
  • ’Perhaps it would be better to say something, brother Ned,’ suggested the other, mildly; ’it would help to preserve habits of frugality, you know, and remove any painful sense of overwhelming obligations.
  • All I was going to say was, that I hold myself under an obligation to the coincidence, that’s all.’
  • There is no obligation on either side.
  • He is not likely to forget his obligations to the cause of all this.
  • ’ ’How can I ever thank you for all the deep obligations you impose upon me every day?’ said Nicholas.
  • I wish we could be brought to consider this, and remembering natural obligations a little more at the right time, talk about them a little less at the wrong one.’
  • However, in this instance, of course, I must feel that I should do exceedingly wrong if I suffered anybody—especially anybody that I am under great obligations to—to be made uncomfortable on my account.
  • In this guileless and most kind simplicity, brother Charles was so happy, and in this possibility of the young lady being led to think that she was under no obligation to him, he evidently felt so sanguine and had so much delight, that Nicholas would not breathe a doubt upon the subject.
  • Mrs Nickleby, knowing of her son’s obligations to the honest Yorkshireman, had, after some demur, yielded her consent to Mr and Mrs Browdie being invited out to tea; in the way of which arrangement, there were at first sundry difficulties and obstacles, arising out of her not having had an opportunity of ’calling’ upon Mrs Browdie first; for although Mrs Nickleby very often observed with much complacency (as most punctilious people do), that she had not an atom of pride or formality…

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

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