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oblige
used in Nine Stories

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I obliged her every request.
Definition
grant a favor to someone
  • During the war, a national magazine had photographed him in Hurtgen Forest; he had posed, more than just obligingly, with a Thanksgiving turkey in each hand.
    6 — For Esme:—with Love and Squalor (73% in)

There are no more uses of "oblige" flagged with this meaning in Nine Stories.

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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Some of us had tried to oblige him.
    8 — De Daumier-Smith's Blue Period (3% in)
  • The event only whetted the bandits' taste for the Laughing Man's blood, and finally he was obliged to lock up the whole bunch of them in a deep but pleasantly decorated mausoleum.
    4 — The Laughing Man (23% in)

There are no more uses of "oblige" in Nine Stories.

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