It was Conservative leader David Cameron's debate to lose Thursday—and he obliged.
Unveiled women are banned from entering state buildings; teen-age girls are obliged to come to school with their hair covered.
Ibrahim asked pointing toward the former secretary of State, who obliged him with a small smile.
Implausibly, the nurse working reception, Jacintha Saldanha, obliged.
Jurors are obliged to recuse themselves in the case of conflicts of interest.
I shall be obliged for any clue to the arms, residence, &c. of this Mr. Cobb.
Several times a lump rose in her throat and she was obliged to stop to rest.
George had previously obliged with a brief description of the plot of The Footpills.
So Hope was obliged to leave her and her rheumatism to the gossips.
Otherwise we would not have been obliged to put in here and beg you for food and lodging.
c.1600, past participle adjective from oblige. To be obliged "be bound by ties of gratitude" is from 1540s.
c.1300, "to bind by oath," from Old French obligier "engage one's faith, commit (oneself), pledge" (13c.), from Latin obligare "to bind, bind up, bandage," figuratively "put under obligation," from ob "to" (see ob-) + ligare "to bind," from PIE root *leig- "to bind" (see ligament). Main modern meaning "to make (someone) indebted by conferring a benefit or kindness" is from 1560s. Related: obliged; obliging.