Brown expressed the hope that the obliging spirit of the brunch would somehow infuse Washington as a whole.
The obliging staff plugged the word “dog” into their computers and all the official citations came whirring out.
Ever obliging, Springsteen then flexed all the right things on a paddle board.
The obliging Lark boosted her sister up, and Carol nimbly scrambled into place, riding astride.
Tis but pulling off our masks, and obliging Vainlove to know us.
So might it be possible to ascribe to particular months the tokens with which the obliging sea bestrews the beaches.
It was only my chaff; but, unfortunately, it is only too true that I am prevented from obliging you.
They spent a delightful hour viewing the points of 154 interest in the city, which the obliging driver pointed out to them.
"I'll bring him;" and Polly departed with most obliging alacrity.
Should any extraordinary event have detained him, you will be so obliging as to mention this as my apology.
"willing to do service or favors," 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.
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.