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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duty-bound(p), obliged(p)(adj)

    under a moral obligation to do something

Wiktionary

  1. obliged(Adjective)

    Under an obligation to do something for someone.

  2. obliged(Adjective)

    Indebted because of a favor done.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obliged

    of Oblige

Editors Contribution

  1. obliged

    Verb form of the word oblige.

    We are obliged as a united humanity to support and ensure a life of optimum health, human rights, dignity, world peace and prosperity for all.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'obliged' in Adjectives Frequency: #700

How to pronounce obliged?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of obliged in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of obliged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of obliged in a Sentence

  1. Francis Marion:

    Well, now, this is exactly my case. I am in love; and my sweetheart is LIBERTY. Be that heavenly nymph my companion, and these wilds and .Woods shall have charms beyond London and Paris in slavery. To have no proud monarch driving over me with his gilt coaches; nor his host of excise-men and tax-gatherers insulting and robbing me ; but to be my own master, my own prince and sovereign, gloriously preserving my national dignity, and 'pursuing my true happiness; planting my vineyards, and eating their lucious fruits; and sowing my fields, and reaping the golden grain: and seeing millions of ‘brothers all around me, equally free and happy as myself. “This, sir, is What I long for.” p. 155 ... On his return to Georgetown, he was asked by colonel Watson, why he looked so serious? I have cause, sir,” said he, “to look serious.” Watson What! has general Marion refused to treat?” No, sir.” “Well, then, has old Washington defeated sir Henery Clinton, and broke up our army ? No, sir, not that neither ; but worse.” “Ah! what can be worse?” Why, sir, I have seen an American general and his officers, without pay, and almost without clothes, living on roots and drinking water ; and all for LIBERTY! What chance have we against such men!” It is said colonel Watson was not much obliged to him for this speech. But the young ofiicer was so struck with Marion’s sentiments, that he never rested until he threw up his commission, and retired from the service. ' p 156

  2. Richard Howitt:

    This is about Yemen. The human rights violations have reached a level that means Europe is obliged to act and to end arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

  3. Selahattin Demirtas:

    A coalition may be formed or not but peace is urgent. Mr Davutoglu, we are not requesting this from you. You are obliged to do it.

  4. Roberto Artiagoitia:

    But you killed people! i was obliged, otherwise the military would have killed me.

  5. James Boswell:

    I have found you an argument I am not obliged to find you an understanding.

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    • A. obnoxious
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