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used in Jane Eyre

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I obliged her every request.
grant a favor to someone
  • She obligingly consented to act as mediatrix in the matter.
    Chapter 10 (65% in)

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  • I entered — not now obliged to part with my whole fortune as the price of its accommodation.
    Chapter 36 (20% in)
  • Bessie would rather have stayed, but she was obliged to go, because punctuality at meals was rigidly enforced at Gateshead Hall.
    Chapter 3 (61% in)
  • The next day commenced as before, getting up and dressing by rushlight; but this morning we were obliged to dispense with the ceremony of washing; the water in the pitchers was frozen.
    Chapter 6 (1% in)
  • I generally contrived to reserve a moiety of this bounteous repast for myself; but the remainder I was invariably obliged to part with.
    Chapter 7 (17% in)
  • The remedy was, to thrust them forward into the centre of the schoolroom, and oblige them to stand there till the sermon was finished.
    Chapter 7 (20% in)
  • ...from the pious and charitable lady who adopted her in her orphan state, reared her as her own daughter, and whose kindness, whose generosity the unhappy girl repaid by an ingratitude so bad, so dreadful, that at last her excellent patroness was obliged to separate her from her own young ones, fearful lest her vicious example should contaminate their purity: she has sent her here to be healed, even as the Jews of old sent their diseased to the troubled pool of Bethesda; and, teachers,...
    Chapter 7 (89% in)
  • "There are no more," said she; and I put it in my pocket and turned my face homeward: I could not open it then; rules obliged me to be back by eight, and it was already half-past seven.
    Chapter 10 (52% in)
  • It was a landscape in water colours, of which I had made a present to the superintendent, in acknowledgment of her obliging mediation with the committee on my behalf, and which she had framed and glazed.
    Chapter 10 (91% in)
  • Bessie and I conversed about old times an hour longer, and then she was obliged to leave me: I saw her again for a few minutes the next morning at Lowton, while I was waiting for the coach.
    Chapter 10 (98% in)
  • I rose; I dressed myself with care: obliged to be plain — for I had no article of attire that was not made with extreme simplicity — I was still by nature solicitous to be neat.
    Chapter 11 (36% in)
  • I should be obliged to take time, sir, before I could give you an answer worthy of your acceptance: a present has many faces to it, has it not? and one should consider all, before pronouncing an opinion as to its nature.
    Chapter 13 (33% in)
  • "Sir, you have now given me my 'cadeau;' I am obliged to you: it is the meed teachers most covet — praise of their pupils' progress."
    Chapter 13 (37% in)
  • By my word! there is something singular about you," said he: "you have the air of a little nonnette; quaint, quiet, grave, and simple, as you sit with your hands before you, and your eyes generally bent on the carpet (except, by-the-bye, when they are directed piercingly to my face; as just now, for instance); and when one asks you a question, or makes a remark to which you are obliged to reply, you rap out a round rejoinder, which, if not blunt, is at least brusque.
    Chapter 14 (25% in)
  • "On my honour, I am much obliged to you," was the reply.
    Chapter 17 (90% in)
  • As she said this, she approached her tall person and ample garments so near the window, that I was obliged to bend back almost to the breaking of my spine: in her eagerness she did not observe me at first, but when she did, she curled her lip and moved to another casement.
    Chapter 18 (59% in)
  • "Promise me only to stay a week — " "I had better not pass my word: I might be obliged to break it."
    Chapter 21 (18% in)
  • "If," said I, "you would just step upstairs and tell her I am come, I should be much obliged to you."
    Chapter 21 (44% in)
  • "And," she added, "I am obliged to you for your valuable services and discreet conduct!
    Chapter 22 (12% in)
  • In listening, I sobbed convulsively; for I could repress what I endured no longer; I was obliged to yield, and I was shaken from head to foot with acute distress.
    Chapter 23 (53% in)
  • Mr. Rochester obliged me to go to a certain silk warehouse: there I was ordered to choose half-a-dozen dresses.
    Chapter 24 (65% in)
  • This place I was obliged to leave four days before I came here.
    Chapter 29 (84% in)
  • I was obliged to recall him to a theme which was of necessity one of close and anxious interest to me.
    Chapter 30 (46% in)
  • Many showed themselves obliging, and amiable too; and I discovered amongst them not a few examples of natural politeness, and innate self-respect, as well as of excellent capacity, that won both my goodwill and my admiration.
    Chapter 32 (3% in)
  • As she grew up, a sound English education corrected in a great measure her French defects; and when she left school, I found in her a pleasing and obliging companion: docile, good-tempered, and well-principled.
    Chapter 38 — Conclusion (41% in)

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