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  • Most of the company were chapmen and waggoners, all extremely polite; they asked Cacambo a few questions with the greatest circumspection, and answered his in the most obliging manner.
  • The manner in which he asked the question alarmed Candide; he durst not say she was his wife, because indeed she was not; neither durst he say she was his sister, because it was not so; and although this obliging lie had been formerly much in favour among the ancients, and although it could be useful to the moderns, his soul was too pure to betray the truth.

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  • He escorted his mother in an obliging manner.
  • At this point I played a somewhat underhanded trick on this obliging fellow.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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