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obligation
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

5 uses
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Definition
a duty
  • His early failure had released him from any felt obligation to think along institutional lines and his thoughts were already independent to a degree few people are familiar with.
    Part 2 (28% in)
  • Now I want to begin to fulfill a certain obligation by stating that there was one person, no longer here, who had something to say, and who said it, but whom no one believed or really understood.
    Part 1 (73% in)
  • But eventually the novelty of the course would wear off and, because his academic life was not his only life, the pressure of other obligations or desires would create circumstances where he just would not be able to get an assignment in.
    Part 3 (6% in)
  • Eventually he would see he wasn't learning much; and facing the continual pressure of outside obligations, he would stop studying, feel guilty about this and stop attending class.
    Part 3 (6% in)
  • Phaedrus' rages aren't, and it becomes part of my obligation to dwell on these.
    Part 4 (37% in)

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