So far he was reasonably sure of having fulfilled all his obligations.
After that there was still time to review, one by one, the familiar countenances in the first rows; the women’s sharp with curiosity and excitement, the men’s sulky with the obligation of having to put on their frock-coats before luncheon, and fight for food at the wedding-breakfast.
So much, with tears and gasps of horror, Mrs. Welland imparted, blanched and demolished by the unwonted obligation of having at last to fix her eyes on the unpleasant and the discreditable.
For a moment he could not speak; then he said: "There is no pledge—no obligation whatever—of the kind you think.
There are no more uses of "obligation" in the book.