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oblige
used in Anna Karenina

15 uses
  • Darya Alexandrovna liked her neatness, her deferential and obliging manners, but she felt ill at ease with her.
    Part Six (55% in)
  • 'I'm much obliged for the gratification, my humble respects'—that's all the tragedy.
    Part One (36% in)
  • The government clerk with the sausages begins to melt, but he, too, desires to express his sentiments, and as soon as ever he begins to express them, he begins to get hot and say nasty things, and again I'm obliged to trot out all my diplomatic talents.
    Part Two (11% in)
  • "I am obliged to tell you," he began.
    Part Two (80% in)
  • "I am obliged to tell you that your behavior has been unbecoming today," he said to her in French.
    Part Two (80% in)
  • I haven't conquered anyone; and I'm obliged to take off my own boots, yes, and put them away too; in the morning, get up and dress at once, and go to the dining room to drink bad tea!
    Part Two (98% in)
  • And so I simply inform you that our relations must be just as they have always been, and that only in the event of your compromising me I shall be obliged to take steps to secure my honor.
    Part Three (71% in)
  • Levin was sitting beside his hostess at the tea table, and was obliged to keep up a conversation with her and her sister, who was sitting opposite him.
    Part Three (80% in)
  • Vronsky was obliged to be his guide in satisfying both these inclinations.
    Part Four (1% in)
  • "It's so stupid, what happened to me, I'm ashamed to speak of it!" he said, reddening, and he was obliged to turn to Sergey Ivanovitch, who came up to him.
    Part Five (12% in)
  • Levin was obliged to agree, and regaining his composure, and completely forgetting about Marya Nikolaevna by now, he went again in to his brother with Kitty.
    Part Five (50% in)
  • But if you direct us to apply to her excellency, would you graciously oblige us with her address?
    Part Five (62% in)
  • He thinks it's the best possible form, and so I'm obliged to be civil to him."
    Part Six (19% in)
  • After long negotiations over the legal details, the money was at last ready to be paid; but the notary, a most obliging person, could not hand over the order, because it must have the signature of the president, and the president, though he had not given over his duties to a deputy, was at the elections.
    Part Six (80% in)
  • He would indeed have been obliged to admit that in the eastern—much the larger—part of Russia rent was as yet nil, that for nine-tenths of the eighty millions of the Russian peasants wages took the form simply of food provided for themselves, and that capital does not so far exist except in the form of the most primitive tools.
    Part Seven (9% in)

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