verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of obey
OTHER WORDS FROM obey
Example sentences from the Web for obey
But for Reynolds and Robbins, obeying their consciences came with a price tag.
Weird as the theory is, invoking “quantum physics” is not an escape clause from obeying physical laws.Dear NASA: Fuel-Free Rocket Thruster Is Literally Too Good to Be True|Matthew R. Francis|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Tanaka has been a little slow in obeying this particular law.Masahiro Tanaka Is the Yankees' $155M Lethal Weapon and Strikeout Machine|Allen Barra|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the courtroom, Jiang was feisty in her own defense, claiming she was obeying Mao at all times.Gu Kailai’s Murder Trial Evokes Story of Mao’s Widow Jiang Qing|Melinda Liu|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Tilt the iPad and its internal gyroscope will throw bottles and pocket watches as if obeying gravity.Do Tablet Apps and Ebooks Spell the End of Pop-Up Books?|Zachary Sniderman|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Like a man but half awake, obeying an apparition, Mr. Kendal put his hand into his pocket and gave her the key.The Young Step-Mother|Charlotte M. Yonge
Even when most of them had accepted his leadership and were obeying his orders, a handful of desperate men refused to go.Famous Sea Fights|John Richard Hale
Obeying a sudden impulse, she bent down and kissed the old lady good-bye.Good Old Anna|Marie Belloc Lowndes
You may well judge that none of us ever entertained the least thoughts of obeying the summons sent us to attend at Liberty Tree.Tea Leaves|Various
The footman, obeying a significant glance from the butler, withdrew; the butler himself went softly out of the room.The Best Short Stories of 1917|Various