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oblige
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

28 uses
  • You will follow me, you will be obliged to follow me, or I will deliver you up!
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (40% in)
  • ...of the Flemish ambassadors charged with concluding the marriage between the dauphin and Marguerite of Flanders, had made its entry into Paris, to the great annoyance of M. le Cardinal de Bourbon, who, for the sake of pleasing the king, had been obliged to assume an amiable mien towards this whole rustic rabble of Flemish burgomasters, and to regale them at his Hôtel de Bourbon, with a very "pretty morality, allegorical satire, and farce," while a driving rain drenched the magnificent...
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (4% in)
  • , there would have been no documents in the trial of Ravaillac deposited in the clerk's office of the Palais de Justice, no accomplices interested in causing the said documents to disappear; hence, no incendiaries obliged, for lack of better means, to burn the clerk's office in order to burn the documents, and to burn the Palais de Justice in order to burn the clerk's office; consequently, in short, no conflagration in 1618.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (26% in)
  • There was no personage, however unexpected, no sudden change, no theatrical effect, which was not obliged to mount that ladder.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (44% in)
  • It was very late, no doubt, for a theatrical representation, but they had been obliged to fix the hour to suit the convenience of the ambassadors.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (46% in)
  • At that moment, he felt some one pluck at the hem of his surtout; he turned round, and not without ill-humor, and found considerable difficulty in smiling; but he was obliged to do so, nevertheless.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (83% in)
  • It was, in fact, somewhat hard, and we have already hinted at it on the second page of this book,—for him, Charles de Bourbon, to be obliged to feast and receive cordially no one knows what bourgeois;—for him, a cardinal, to receive aldermen;—for him, a Frenchman, and a jolly companion, to receive Flemish beer-drinkers,—and that in public!
    1.1.3 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 3 — Monsieur the Cardinal (78% in)
  • Nevertheless, all was over for the poor cardinal, and he was obliged to quaff to the dregs the bitter cup of being in such bad company.
    1.1.4 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 4 — Master Jacques Coppenole (21% in)
  • His emotion was so lively that he was obliged to sit down.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (99% in)
  • It is useless to warn the reader not to take literally all the similes which we are obliged to employ here to express the singular, symmetrical, direct, almost consubstantial union of a man and an edifice.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (17% in)
  • As Claude Frollo had passed through nearly the entire circle of human learning—positive, exterior, and permissible—since his youth, he was obliged, unless he came to a halt, ~ubi defuit orbis~, to proceed further and seek other aliments for the insatiable activity of his intelligence.
    1.4.5 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 5 — More about Claude Frollo (29% in)
  • Now this was a case which had not been "provided for by law," where a deaf man should be obliged to question a deaf man.
    1.6.1 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 1 — An Impartial Glance at.... (65% in)
  • We regret to be obliged to add, that, owing to the rigor of the season, he was using his tongue as a handkerchief.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (4% in)
  • A moment later, he was obliged to bend down again, and Dame Aloise said to him,— "Have you ever beheld a more gay and charming face than that of your betrothed?
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (21% in)
  • "My brother is mad," said Jehan to himself; "it would have been far more simple to write ~Fatum~, every one is not obliged to know Greek."
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (56% in)
  • When Jehan saw that it was only this, that is to say, no doubt a physician or a magistrate, and that this man had a nose very far from his mouth, a sign of stupidity, he nestled down in his hole, in despair at being obliged to pass an indefinite time in such an uncomfortable attitude, and in such bad company.
    2.7.5 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 5 — The Two Men Clothed in Black (7% in)
  • I am obliged to you for allowing me to pass one more agreeable quarter of an hour.
    2.7.7 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 7 — The Mysterious Monk (75% in)
  • While speaking thus in his softest voice, he approached extremely near the gypsy; his caressing hands resumed their place around her supple and delicate waist, his eye flashed more and more, and everything announced that Monsieur Phoebus was on the verge of one of those moments when Jupiter himself commits so many follies that Homer is obliged to summon a cloud to his rescue.
    2.7.8 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 8 — The Utility of Windows Which.... (68% in)
  • In order to arouse her, a police officer was obliged to shake her unmercifully, and the president had to raise his voice,—"Girl, you are of the Bohemian race, addicted to deeds of witchcraft.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (89% in)
  • Oh! if I only knew where the skirt of your garment trails, I would cling to it with both hands, and you would be obliged to give me back my child!
    2.8.5 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 5 — The Mother (49% in)
  • The unlucky captain was obliged to remain.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (54% in)
  • One of the sergeants of police was obliged to notify Master Charmolue of the fact, as the latter, during this entire scene, had been engaged in studying the bas-relief of the grand portal which represents, according to some, the sacrifice of Abraham; according to others, the philosopher's alchemical operation: the sun being figured forth by the angel; the fire, by the fagot; the artisan, by Abraham.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (78% in)
  • "A rare rascal!" said the captain, "who thinks me obliged to go to all the women who love me! or who say they do.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (72% in)
  • Then the scholar said, with an air which was both grave and resolute: "Well, brother, I am sorry to be obliged to tell you that very fine offers and propositions are being made to me in another quarter.
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (77% in)
  • "Croix-Dieu!" resumed Coppenole, thoroughly unhappy at being obliged to lower his voice thus, "I should like to sit down on the floor, with my legs crossed, like a hosier, as I do in my shop."
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (11% in)
  • At each wicket, all heads were obliged to stoop, except that of the old man bent double with age.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (26% in)
  • She was obliged to content herself with this explanation.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (7% in)
  • The miserable man said to himself that, when his hands should be worn out with fatigue, when his cassock should tear asunder, when the lead should give way, he would be obliged to fall, and terror seized upon his very vitals.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (80% in)

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