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obligation
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

2 uses
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Definition
a duty
  • Leave him under an obligation: costs nothing.
    Episode 6 — Hades (86% in)
  • To Stephen: the problem of the sacerdotal integrity of Jesus circumcised (I January, holiday of obligation to hear mass and abstain from unnecessary servile work) and the problem as to whether the divine prepuce, the carnal bridal ring of the holy Roman catholic apostolic church, conserved in Calcata, were deserving of simple hyperduly or of the fourth degree of latria accorded to the abscission of such divine excrescences as hair and toenails.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (51% in)

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