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oblige
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
I obliged her every request.
Definition
grant a favor to someone
  • But I wanted to leave things in order and not just trust that obliging and indifferent sea to sweep my refuse away.
    p. 177.1
obliging = helpful
  • A momentary hush; the orchestra leader varies his rhythm obligingly for her, and there is a burst of chatter as the erroneous news goes around that she is Gilda Gray's understudy from the "Follies.
    p. 41.3

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2  —2 uses as in:
I'm much obliged for your kindness
Definition
grateful or indebted
  • I'm much obliged but I couldn't take on any more work.
    p. 83.3
obliged = grateful
  • "She's much obliged, I'm sure," said another friend, without gratitude.
    p. 106.6
obliged = grateful
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