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  • By nine o'clock, he speculated, there was nothing left she felt obligated to do, and so she read or tended her flowers or drove in to Petersen's Grocery.†   (source)
  • I'm not obligated to bestow any kindness or conversation upon you.†   (source)
  • Conclave procedure obligates—†   (source)
  • Legally, he was obligated to disclose this new wrinkle.†   (source)
  • And since last time I tried to keep you alive...seems like I'm obligated to save the boy this time.†   (source)
  • The best thing I could do for him at this point is to just break it off so he doesn't feel obligated to stand by me through this.†   (source)
  • He says I signed the compromise, so I am obligated to attend princess lessons as part of my duties as his heir.†   (source)
  • I still don't know what made him do it, don't know why he felt obligated to travel to Europe, of all places, to find some ...mutant to take care of.†   (source)
  • I am only obligated to listen, however.†   (source)
  • He held it in his hand, feeling obligated.†   (source)
  • If things got bad, I was pretty sure Mrs. Barbour would do what she could to help; and Kitsey, as my spouse, would be obligated to help whether she wanted to or not.†   (source)
  • You don't want to be mad, but you're obligated to be, almost.†   (source)
  • Since no one bothered pulling the curtain around to give me some privacy, I decided I wasn't obligated to wear the stupid-looking neck brace anymore.†   (source)
  • They will, of course, be obligated to continue to produce and deliver food to the city, but they will be under supervision by one of the leading factions.†   (source)
  • He feels obligated to attend; one of the presenters on the panel, Amit, is a distant cousin who lives in Bombay, whom Gogol has never met.†   (source)
  • In the end, the question is how much science should be obligated (ethically and legally) to put people in the position to do the same as Slavin.†   (source)
  • I was "marked," meaning Sangra members were obligated to shoot Chin from Lomas.†   (source)
  • Well, I sort of feel obligated to go in and talk to him, uh, her.†   (source)
  • Wondered what that must have been like, knowing that facing me this way could only lead to disaster, and yet obligated by the nature of her struggle with herself to do so.†   (source)
  • Likely she would run through the fields dressed in sackcloth, hunting hyssop amongst the wild bulls, if not obligated to the higher plane of Motherhood.†   (source)
  • There was, however, a condition that he now felt obligated to impose.†   (source)
  • The scholarship would have obligated me to spend four years in military service after I finished college, precluding my chances to go on to medical school.†   (source)
  • But as I lay in that bed and watch my Starletta fall asleep I figure that if they could fight a war over how I'm supposed to think about her then I'm obligated to do it.†   (source)
  • And even though Norah was inclined to agree with her now, she felt obligated to defend David, who through his own sadness had taken care of everything: the quiet unattended burial, the explanations to friends, the swift tidying up of the ragged ends of grief.†   (source)
  • She did not want her friend to know that she was awake, for then, Ch'idzigyaak felt, she would be obligated to move, and she did not want to move.†   (source)
  • School District II was obligated to sell at least seventy thousand cases of Coca-Cola products a year, within the first three years of the contract, or it would face reduced payments by Coke.†   (source)
  • Mothers do not deliberately dispatch infant girls they are obligated to give birth to, but they are lackadaisical in caring for them.†   (source)
  • "You?" he said, sounding so surprised I felt obligated to shoot him a look.†   (source)
  • But she calls again, and I'm obligated to crawl off my bed and answer the door.†   (source)
  • I shook my head and told him no, but he said we'd made a deal and I was obligated to give it a try to see how his growth system was working.†   (source)
  • You're not obligated or expected to feel what I feel.†   (source)
  • "I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed," said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun in 1994, nearly twenty years after he had voted for its reinstatement.†   (source)
  • "As Cedric's spiritual godfather," Long said, jauntily holding the hand mike like a talk-show host, "I'm obligated to ask how things are going at Brown University."†   (source)
  • He again reminded me that my plea agreement obligated me to cooperate.†   (source)
  • I—I can't be expected to stay in this magical petting zoo for another minute, much less three weeks.... Then you will forgo your opportunity to testify, and we'll be obligated to drop the case," said Ms.†   (source)
  • Since you are their client, they would be obligated to.†   (source)
  • The photographer, Walles, later explained to me that he felt obligated to cover the news, and for a few minutes I was the story.†   (source)
  • The center, fortified with the redoubts, would render it very difficult, if not impossible, to cut our way through....Should this event take place, and by the by I don't think it very improbable, your Excellency will be reduced to that situation which every prudent general would wish to avoid, that is of being obligated to fight the enemy to a disadvantage or submit.†   (source)
  • He felt obligated to bring his creations to the robotics closet, since Fredi and Allan had paid for the class, but nobody was prepared for the smell of the bloated brownish-red Polish sausage.†   (source)
  • I don't feel obligated to do one thing.†   (source)
  • Here was his chance, and he felt obligated to take it.†   (source)
  • Mom's only fear is that Mickey and his friends will feel obligated to fill them with their presents.†   (source)
  • Brienne felt obligated to pass along that warning to the farmer and his wife.†   (source)
  • Since the Council had cast the inquiry, they were not obligated to accept his doctrine, but in time, even it might be incorporated in the Great Romance.†   (source)
  • Nothing matters except that he has a new and shattering and world-shaking truth about to be born, and like it or not, the world is morally obligated to accept it.†   (source)
  • Once they assign students the task of writing an essay, teachers report they feel obligated to complete one, too.†   (source)
  • "What determines the number of trains which any given railroad is obligated to run?" she asked.†   (source)
  • The Spanish government would be obligated to provide each emancipado with a Christian education and apprenticeship to a viable trade.†   (source)
  • I recollected Granpa said you was obligated to pitch in when folks was trying to do for you; but I wasn't much account at it.†   (source)
  • Thinking very fast of motives for summoning a new prisoner to the tent of a field marshal, Alessandro decided to bring up the issue before he might be obligated to land himself in front of a firing squad.†   (source)
  • Now you are obligated to her.†   (source)
  • Now he feels obligated to attend the theater tonight with the Lincolns.†   (source)
  • If you want to go on back to the ranks, you just say so, because I feel obligated-well, you don't have to be here, but listen, I need you.†   (source)
  • Second, since judges are appointed for life, they will not feel obligated or dependent on the people who appoint them.†   (source)
  • Sarah was obligated to provide "truthful testimony" in court in the case of the State vs. Angel Christian, and upon her having provided that testimony, she was to be released immediately.†   (source)
  • Don't say it just because you feel obligated, Cate.†   (source)
  • As a doctor she was morally obligated to save his life.†   (source)
  • Are not all of us who are ministers obligated to bring men together in love?†   (source)
  • Since I had gotten it started, I felt obligated to change the subject.†   (source)
  • However, as your putative brother and former teacher I feel obligated to mention a couple of things.†   (source)
  • Defeat, moreover, is not only a setback for the Senatorhimself—he is also obligated to consider the effect upon the party he supports, upon the friends and supporters who have "gone out on a limb" for him or invested their savings in his career, and even upon the wife and children whose happiness and security—often depending at least in part upon his success in office—may mean more to him than anything else.†   (source)
  • Roy also chose not to reveal that Beatrice had nicknamed her stepbrother Mullet Fingers, just in case Roy's father felt legally obligated to report it to the police, or file it away in some government computer bank.   (source)
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  • She was afraid of hurting you, and she didn't want to make you feel obligated in any way.†   (source)
  • You deserve better than me being with you because I feel obligated.†   (source)
  • Not everyone feels obligated to be as nasty to me as you do.†   (source)
  • And because, since you bought the camera, you're obligated to be one of my subjects.†   (source)
  • Aren't we morally obligated to save his life if he's here to save the world?†   (source)
  • If and when the queen's champion was defeated, her armies were obligated to stop and camp.†   (source)
  • He will feel obligated to investigate the qualities required to fill the offices.†   (source)
  • I only feel obligated because it's the truth, Travis.†   (source)
  • John Miller's very nice," I said, feeling obligated to do so just because he kept looking at me.†   (source)
  • You can't feel remorse about breaking the law, because ethically, you're obligated to do it.†   (source)
  • Do not make yourself obligated to another person.†   (source)
  • You're obligated to continue the royal line.†   (source)
  • We're obligated to, if there's a law about to be broken, or if a life is in danger.†   (source)
  • As a member of society, he is obligated to vote sincerely and honestly.†   (source)
  • I didn't feel obligated to go on protecting her on a day-by-day basis.†   (source)
  • You are obligated to protect the tribe.†   (source)
  • I tried to put it out of my mind on Saturday, as the Elite were obligated to entertain the influx of ladies at the palace in the Women's Room in the morning and have yet another dance rehearsal in the afternoon.†   (source)
  • Did Father aim to suggest God was not obligated to send us down any beans or squash at all, no matter how we might toil in His name?†   (source)
  • If your lodging, food, and any extra purchases, fines, or damages exceed the amount on deposit and you cannot pay the balance, you will be legally obligated to take an assignment until your debt is paid.†   (source)
  • For Korn, the consent issue is overshadowed by a public responsibility to science: "I think people are morally obligated to allow their bits and pieces to be used to advance knowledge to help others.†   (source)
  • The Baldwin County Circuit Court judge was now obligated to review our case and could be forced to grant our discovery motions, which would require disclosure of all police and prosecutorial files.†   (source)
  • Don't go because you feel obligated.†   (source)
  • Being at a movie theater together and feeling obligated to hold hands even after your hands become sweaty and the sweat starts mixing together; and 5.†   (source)
  • Don't feel obligated.†   (source)
  • More often than I would ever have believed possible, I've been pulled aside by a husband asking whether he was legally obligated to leave something to his wife or whether he could omit her entirely in favor of his mistress.†   (source)
  • Mom asked Camille, and something about her tone made it seem like she felt obligated to inquire about Queen Daphne.†   (source)
  • Tonight it was she and Frank, as usual, with Percy and Nico and their centurion Dakota, who sat there, Hazel figured, because he felt obligated to welcome the new recruit.†   (source)
  • But really, don't feel obligated.†   (source)
  • Some were undoubtedly secretaries or aides in the cabinet itself; others had to represent fires the president felt obligated to put out-opposition leaders threatening to go public, concerned lawmakers with good intentions that would ruin the country, et cetera, et cetera.†   (source)
  • The women both knew they never would use the many mittens, head coverings, blankets and vests they had made in their spare time, so they felt obligated to share with those who needed them.†   (source)
  • Coble's bill would for the first time obligate franchise chains to act in "good faith," a basic tenet of the nation's Uniform Commercial Code.†   (source)
  • Even though Mary says the carriage ride gave her a headache that has her second-guessing the night out, the president feels obligated to go.†   (source)
  • While you are not obligated to use them in the future, as Ira and I were working out the details, he asked me to request that the purchaser strongly consider his preexisting relationship with them.†   (source)
  • For no right comes without a responsibility, and being born luckier than most of the world's millions, I am also born more obligated.†   (source)
  • I am not obligated to her, Uhmma.†   (source)
  • I won't have someone feeling obligated to stay if they don't care for me or the life they'd have to lead in the palace.†   (source)
  • Yes, the pictures with Ean looked fantastic in print, and yes, the little game show clips came off as charming, but I wondered if Gavril would feel obligated to ask about Jack's and Burke's dismissals instead of focusing on the remaining candidates.†   (source)
  • I feel obligated to point out to you, however, that when you stand before the Highest for judgment, you will be accounted a suicide.†   (source)
  • Once a week, he was obligated to put in a few hours at one of the free clinics.†   (source)
  • I'm obligated to her because she has shown faith in me.†   (source)
  • Meyers' information was good but I hated to ask him because sometimes he did not answer, and always you could see it hurt him to tell you, but he felt obligated to tell us for some reason and he hated less to tell Crowell.†   (source)
  • Suppose I assume an obligation to a man who cannot speak my language, the obligation stated to him in his own and I agree to it: am I any the less obligated because I did not happen to know the tongue in which he accepted me in good faith?†   (source)
  • To be sure, only two months before, he had obligated himself to pay her ten dollars a week more for five weeks, and had.†   (source)
  • On the contrary, she was often troubled by a desire to like those whom she sought to use, and per contra, not to obligate herself to those whom she could not like.†   (source)
  • He could not even guess the price of such a thing—it might cost two or three hundred, even—and he feared to obligate himself to do something which later he might not be able to do.†   (source)
  • She liked his willingness to buy her any little thing in which she appeared interested—a bag, a scarf, a purse, a pair of gloves—anything that she could reasonably ask or take without obligating herself too much.†   (source)
  • At the same time so groundless and insignificant were his claims to any consideration here, and so grateful was he for anything that might be done for him, that he felt heavily obligated already and tried to smile his best and most ingratiating smile.†   (source)
  • But what I want to know is—how was it that loving Miss Alden as much as you say you did—and having reached that relationship which should have been sanctified by marriage—how was it that you could have felt so little bound or obligated to her as to entertain the idea of casting her over for this Miss X?†   (source)
  • I believe Mrs Charles is not quite pleased with my not inviting them oftener; but you know it is very bad to have children with one that one is obligated to be checking every moment; "don't do this," and "don't do that;" or that one can only keep in tolerable order by more cake than is good for them."†   (source)
  • So, he'd come with a most tremenjous crowd and make such a row at the doors of the houses where we was, that they used to be obligated to have no more to do with us and to give us up to him.†   (source)
  • had I that piece which furnished the name you use, I would obligate myself to cut the thong, and drop the gourd without breaking it!" returned Hawkeye, perfectly undisturbed by the other's manner.†   (source)
  • I'm much obligated to you.†   (source)
  • Dr. Strauss doesn't talk much during our psychotherapy sessions, but today when I brought it up, he said that I was morally obligated to tell Mr. Donner.†   (source)
  • He also approved /to obligate/.†   (source)
  • Obligated awful.†   (source)
  • d. Forms of words "which fill the gap or vacancy between two words which are approved," as /obligate/ (between /oblige/ and /obligation/) and /variate/ (between /vary/ and /variation/).†   (source)
  • Such inventions as /to obligate/, /to concertize/, /to questionize/, /retiracy/, /savagerous/, /coatee/ (a sort of diminutive for coat) and /citified/ appeared in the popular vocabulary, and even got into more or less good usage.†   (source)
  • Savantism
    Thither as I look I see each result and glory retracing itself and
    nestling close, always obligated,
    Thither hours, months, years—thither trades, compacts,
    establishments, even the most minute,
    Thither every-day life, speech, utensils, politics, persons, estates;
    Thither we also, I with my leaves and songs, trustful, admirant,
    As a father to his father going takes his children along with him.†   (source)
  • It is time to rejoice and fill up the cup, And you're trying in vain to obligate me To give up the pleasure of my victory.†   (source)
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