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obligation
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

2 uses
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Definition
a duty
  • In my position you can readily understand that it is unwise to place one's self under obligations.'
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (12% in)
  • Does it not strike you as a little singular that this McCarthy, who appears to have had little of his own, and to have been under such obligations to Turner, should still talk of marrying his son to Turner's daughter, who is, presumably, heiress to the estate, and that in such a very cocksure manner, as if it were merely a case of a proposal and all else would follow?
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (58% in)

There are no more uses of "obligation" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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