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used in The Poisonwood Bible

2 uses
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force or compel somebody to do something; or to commit to do something
  • Likely she would run through the fields dressed in sackcloth, hunting hyssop amongst the wild bulls, if not obligated to the higher plane of Motherhood.
    Book 1 — Genesis (65% in)
  • Did Father aim to suggest God was not obligated to send us down any beans or squash at all, no matter how we might toil in His name?
    Book 1 — Genesis (96% in)

There are no more uses of "obligate" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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