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Definition a duty
  • She feels that helping him is her obligation.
obligation = duty
  • I have a family obligation Saturday afternoon.
  • obligation = duty
  • Obligation is more than a claim imposed on us; it is a personal sense of indebtedness.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • obligation = duty
  • Paid his obligations, didn't he?
    Forest Carter  --  Education of Little Tree
  • obligations = bills (that he had a duty to pay)
  • If you really owe your dress-maker, I will settle with her—beyond that I recognize no obligation to assume your debts.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • obligation = duty
  • And Al looked proud that he could return the family's obligation.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • He gave notes, took up ruinous obligations, dealt with usurers and all the race of lenders.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • obligations = duties
  • I have heard that when a wife deserts her husband's house, as I am doing now, he is legally freed from all obligations towards her.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • Guizac," she said, "I can barely meet my obligations now."
    Flannery O'Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • And whether he admitted it or not, Dorian had his own obligations to fulfill.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • JACQUELINE: [to JACQUES] Don't forget your obligations.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  The Future Is in Eggs
  • With John to help with the planting and Mercy still sharing the work of the household, there was no obligation now to hold Kit to the tasks she hated.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • It is an obligation that I happily accept, but as a result I never have felt the opportunity to marry and have children.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • HORNBECK With a year's subscription to the Baltimore Herald, We give away—at no cost or obligation— A year of freedom.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • Your scorn causes me scant irritation; I bear it as a holy obligation.
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • There are no obligations, I realize that.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • My Son was under no engagement to you, nor is he under any obligation.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • By the time he turned twelve years old Michael Oher was completely free of social obligations.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • If Mrs. Rushworth could imagine any interfering obligations, Julia was certainly able to quit London whenever she chose.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Pleas as to Freddy's character, and the moral obligation on him to earn his own living, were lost on Higgins.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion

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