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The Age of Innocence
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obligation
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The Age of Innocence
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  • 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.

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

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