OBLIGATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBLIGATE
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obligate
 v.  make someone feel morally or legally forced to do something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  And they must be under obligation to them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
2  And he knows we'll all be under obligation to him and his--mistress and that we'd almost rather be hanged than be obliged to them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
3  Now, Hugh Elsing, Rene, the Simmons boys, Andy Bonnell and the others found him pleasant, diffident about putting himself forward and embarrassed when they spoke of the obligation they owed him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
4  Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
5  It was understood that Miss Bart should fill the gap in such emergencies, and she usually recognized the obligation without a murmur.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
6  Miss Bart had received one or two notes from Judy Trenor, reproaching her for not returning to Bellomont; but she replied evasively, alleging the obligation to remain with her aunt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
7  The fact that Gus Trenor was Judy's husband was at times Lily's strongest reason for disliking him, and for resenting the obligation under which he had placed her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  She was not fond of Bertha Dorset, but neither was she without a sense of obligation, the heavier for having so little personal liking to sustain it.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
9  It was meant in kindness, of course; but it was not the sort of obligation one could remain under.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
10  But the task might take years to accomplish, even if she continued to stint herself to the utmost; and meanwhile her pride would be crushed under the weight of an intolerable obligation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  These were her superficial considerations; but under them lurked the secret dread that the obligation might not always remain intolerable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
12  Life is an obligation which friends often owe each other in the wilderness.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
13  Elinor could hardly keep her countenance as she assented to the hardship of such an obligation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
14  It was a great relief to me to do this, and to enlarge on the obligation that I owed to Steerforth for his care of me when I was unable to take care of myself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
15  That first unlucky obligation, I have paid.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
Example Sentence: (56 in 4 pages)
16  The new law released employers from their obligation to recognize unions.
17  We will send you an estimate for the work without obligation.
18  Too great an eagerneto discharge on obligation is a species of ingratitude.
19  The government has found it particularly hard to meet its benefit and pensions obligation.
20  Libel plaintiffs are virtually obliged to go into the witness box.
21  The Georgian forces defended the capital but were finally obliged to concede.
22  And dancing and music and other cultural activities were provided which the hands were obliged to attend.
23  I felt obliged to ask them to dinner.
24  Under the terms of the alliance, Japan was not obliged to enter the war.
25  The smuggler was finally obliged to inform against his boss.
26  He was obliged to resign when one of his own aides was implicated in a financial scandal.
27  The fans were looking for another goal and Owen duly obliged.
28  I was obliged to abandon that idea.
29  Thank you very much indeed, Doctor, I am extremely obliged to you.
30  Parents are obliged by law to send their children to school.