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oblige
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

11 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
I obliged her every request.
Definition
grant a favor to someone
  • Mulveys was the first when I was in bed that morning and Mrs Rubio brought it in with the coffee she stood there standing when I asked her to hand me and I pointing at them I couldnt think of the word a hairpin to open it with ah horquilla disobliging old thing and it staring her in the face with her switch of false hair on her and vain about her appearance ugly as she was near 80 or a loo her face a mass of wrinkles with all her religion domineering because she never could get over...
    Episode 18 — Penelope (47% in)
  • ...other than the Scotch student, a little fume of a fellow, blond as tow, congratulated in the liveliest fashion with the young gentleman and, interrupting the narrative at a salient point, having desired his visavis with a polite beck to have the obligingness to pass him a flagon of cordial waters at the same time by a questioning poise of the head (a whole century of polite breeding had not achieved so nice a gesture) to which was united an equivalent but contrary balance of the bottle...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (46% in)

There are no more uses of "oblige" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • But O, oblige me by taking away that knife.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (42% in)
  • Thanks, old chap: much obliged.
    Episode 6 — Hades (86% in)
  • Oblige him, if possible.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (0% in)
  • —I'm deeply obliged, Mr Lambert, the clergyman said.
    Episode 10 — Wandering Rocks (32% in)
  • —Ladies and gentlemen, I am most deeply obliged by your kind solicitations.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (47% in)
  • ...Stephen would have attained the maximum postdiluvian age of 70 Bloom, being 1190 years alive having been born in the year 714, would have surpassed by 221 years the maximum antediluvian age, that of Methusalah, 969 years, while, if Stephen would continue to live until he would attain that age in the year 3072 A.D., Bloom would have been obliged to have been alive 83,300 years, having been obliged to have been born in the year 81,396 B.C. What events might nullify these calculations?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (20% in)
  • ...Stephen would have attained the maximum postdiluvian age of 70 Bloom, being 1190 years alive having been born in the year 714, would have surpassed by 221 years the maximum antediluvian age, that of Methusalah, 969 years, while, if Stephen would continue to live until he would attain that age in the year 3072 A.D., Bloom would have been obliged to have been alive 83,300 years, having been obliged to have been born in the year 81,396 B.C. What events might nullify these calculations?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (20% in)
  • The parties concerned, uniting, had increased and multiplied, which being done, offspring produced and educed to maturity, the parties, if not disunited were obliged to reunite for increase and multiplication, which was absurd, to form by reunion the original couple of uniting parties, which was impossible.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (84% in)
  • ...new woman bloomers God send him sense and me more money I suppose theyre called after him I never thought that would be my name Bloom when I used to write it in print to see how it looked on a visiting card or practising for the butcher and oblige M Bloom youre looking blooming Josie used to say after I married him well its better than Breen or Briggs does brig or those awful names with bottom in them Mrs Ramsbottom or some other kind of a bottom Mulvey I wouldnt go mad about either...
    Episode 18 — Penelope (52% in)

There are no more uses of "oblige" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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