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used in The Fellowship of the Ring

7 uses
  • I feared all along that we should be obliged to take this road.
    2.4 — Book 2 Chapter 4 — A Journey in the Dark (31% in)
  • In olden days they had, of course, been often obliged to fight to maintain themselves in a hard world; but in Bilbo's time that was very ancient history.
    Prologue (30% in)
  • All Hobbits had originally lived in holes in the ground, or so they believed, and in such dwellings they still felt most at home; but in the course of time they had been obliged to adopt other forms of abode.
    Prologue (35% in)
  • But Lobelia can perhaps be forgiven: she had been obliged to wait about seventy-seven years longer for Bag End than she once hoped, and she was now a hundred years old.
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Three is Company (20% in)
  • Merry, Sam, and Pippin now clothed themselves in spare garments from their packs; and they soon felt too hot, for they were obliged to put on some of the thicker and warmer things that they had brought against the oncoming of winter.
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Fog on the Barrow-Downs (72% in)
  • Before long Frodo was obliged to dismount and struggle along on foot.
    1.12 — Book 1 Chapter 12 — Flight to the Ford (37% in)
  • It is rash to be too sure, yet I think that we may hope now that the Ringwraiths were scattered, and have been obliged to return as best they could to their Master in Mordor, empty and shapeless.
    2.3 — Book 2 Chapter 3 — The Ring Goes South (14% in)

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