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oblige
used in Moby Dick

7 uses
  • "Anything to oblige ye, my sweet and pleasant fellow," rejoined Stubb, and with that he soon mounted to the deck.
    Chapters 91-93 — The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud; Ambergris; The Castaway (24% in)
  • In short, like many inland reapers and mowers, who go into the farmers' meadows armed with their own scythes—though in no wise obliged to furnish them—even so, Queequeg, for his own private reasons, preferred his own harpoon.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (7% in)
  • But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (3% in)
  • "Elijah," said I, "you will oblige my friend and me by withdrawing.
    Chapters 19-21 — The Prophet; All Astir; Going Aboard (71% in)
  • The weather was very clear and fine, but so intolerably cold that we were obliged to keep on our fur clothing.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (79% in)
  • Some fifty years ago there was a curious case of whale-trover litigated in England, wherein the plaintiffs set forth that after a hard chase of a whale in the Northern seas; and when indeed they (the plaintiffs) had succeeded in harpooning the fish; they were at last, through peril of their lives, obliged to forsake not only their lines, but their boat itself.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (48% in)
  • To which my Lord Duke in substance replied (both letters were published) that he had already done so, and received the money, and would be obliged to the reverend gentleman if for the future he (the reverend gentleman) would decline meddling with other people's business.
    Chapters 88-90 — Schools and Schoolmasters; Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish; Heads or Tails (91% in)

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