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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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  • So much comes into my head at night when I’m alone, or during the day when I’m obliged to put up with people I can’t abide or who invariably misinterpret my intentions.
  • If it gets so bad that they start rambling on about "asking Father’s permission," I swerve slightly on my bike, my schoolbag falls, and the young man feels obliged to get off his bike and hand me the bag, by which time I’ve switched the conversation to another topic.
  • Having failed to achieve her goal, Mrs. van D. is obliged to change tactics.
  • Mother fell silent, and less than a minute later I was obliged to kiss her good-night.
  • But after all is said and done, I’ll be obliged to let you have your way, since I don’t want people saying later on that Anne Frank failed her exams because Mr. Dussel refused to relinquish his table!
  • Peter led his prisoner as far as the attic stairs, where he was obliged to let go of her.
  • She got up and went toward the door, where she felt obliged to give us an explanation.
  • Mr. van Daan, who felt obliged to explain the "much more so than my husband," answered calmly, "I have no desire to be modest and retiring.

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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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