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  • At the end of two months, being obliged to go to Lisbon about some mercantile affairs, he took the two philosophers with him in his ship.
  • The extremities of famine to which they were reduced, obliged them to eat our two eunuchs, for fear of violating their oath.
  • As soon as my companions could walk, they were obliged to set out for Moscow.
  • I was obliged to quit the castle some time after the Baron had sent you away with kicks on the backside.
  • I was soon supplanted by a rival, turned out of doors quite destitute, and obliged to continue this abominable trade, which appears so pleasant to you men, while to us women it is the utmost abyss of misery.
  • Ah! sir, if you could only imagine what it is to be obliged to caress indifferently an old merchant, a lawyer, a monk, a gondolier, an abbe, to be exposed to abuse and insults; to be often reduced to borrowing a petticoat, only to go and have it raised by a disagreeable man; to be robbed by one of what one has earned from another; to be subject to the extortions of the officers of justice; and to have in prospect only a frightful old age, a hospital, and a dung-hill; you would conclude…

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  • He obliged her by listening attentively.
  • They looked at me expectantly and I was obliged to comment.

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