1 And they must be under obligation to them.
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.
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.
4 Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.
5 It was understood that Miss Bart should fill the gap in such emergencies, and she usually recognized the obligation without a murmur.
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.
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.
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.
9 It was meant in kindness, of course; but it was not the sort of obligation one could remain under.
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.
11 These were her superficial considerations; but under them lurked the secret dread that the obligation might not always remain intolerable.
12 Life is an obligation which friends often owe each other in the wilderness.
13 Elinor could hardly keep her countenance as she assented to the hardship of such an obligation.
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 DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
15 That first unlucky obligation, I have paid.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME