verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of obey
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Example sentences from the Web for obey
If you also obey the golden rule of engaging four-wheel-drive only to get out of trouble, rather than into it, chances are you won’t have to reach for the Charmin or take a knife to your upholstery.
We see a universe marvellously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly.How Einstein Reconciled Religion to Science - Facts So Romantic|Brian Gallagher|November 25, 2020|Nautilus
We are all taught to obey the laws, that there are consequences to not doing so, consequences from our negligence.D.C. Council weighs making it easier for e-scooter riders to collect damages after crashes|Luz Lazo|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He obeys orders from people and appears unlikely to harm them, and he seems to protect his own existence.If a Robot Is Conscious, Is It OK to Turn It Off? The Moral Implications of Building True AIs|Anand Vaidya|October 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
I suspect that fewer will obey laws now, because we have become accustomed to practicing medical norms.Gloria Steinem: ‘I’ve never seen this much activism in my life’|ehinchliffe|October 26, 2020|Fortune
The fact that some prescriptive rules are valuable does not mean that every grammatical injunction should be obeyed.
When obeyed uncritically, it produces sentences like this: The board voted immediately to approve the casino.
If we obeyed the wisdom of the Founders, we would never have formed political parties.
She seemed dazed, and when I told her to lie down on the sofa she obeyed me without a word.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if it does, perhaps her editors ought not to have obeyed her.Is This a Book Worth Saving? Considering ‘The Art of Joy’|Lauren Elkin|September 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And Clemens, though his conscience pricked him, obeyed, as was his habit at such times.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
I obeyed, in the ardent hope that at last I had done with papers and accounts.Dr. Dumany's Wife|Mr Jkai
He obeyed, settling her among the pillows with infinite tenderness.A Man's Hearth|Eleanor M. Ingram
Had there been light enough for Rosario to see the Rector's face, she would doubtless have obeyed, frightened.Mayflower (Flor de mayo)|Vicente Blasco Ibez
Stina made her appearance as they came to the last words; she bade them come with her and they obeyed.Magnhild Dust|Bjrnstjerne Bjrnson