In fact, he was under no obligation to help her get back, either.
I have this gift I never asked for but it's like I have an obligation to utilize it.
The blood bond is the greatest obligation a demon can take to another.
None of them seem to feel the slightest obligation to be responsive.
"We promised Martha we'd follow through on this business," Cynthia added, clinching the obligation like a root canal appointment.
Paul was watching his son—a parental obligation thing—he didn't really like sports.
It creates a sort of obligation, he said mockingly.
But I will consider your obligation to me complete, on one condition.
Deidre glanced at Darkyn in puzzlement, and Gabriel realized she didn't yet understand the depth of the Dark One's obligation to her.
It creates an obligation for me that I must honor.
He was accepting his obligation to her while shutting off everything but the physical side of him.
There's no obligation in knowing what it is.
"That's not good enough. I have a duty to fulfill, an obligation to my Immortals," Kris said, pensive.
He met Ethel at a cocktail party both were attending by obligation and neither were enjoying.
He felt an obligation to Ethel Rosewater but by the looks of the crowd his presence was unnecessary.
Obviously being here was an obligation for both of them.
Their greatest social obligation had been the local church fund raiser.
Now, you have an obligation to the monster you created.
Since concordats are contracts they give rise to that special mutual obligation which results from every agreement freely entered into; for a contract is binding on both parties to it.
They may make certain concessions or privileges once given without any corresponding obligation; they constitute for a given country a special ecclesiastical law; and it is thus that writers have sometimes spoken of concordats as privileges.
This of course impaired the obligation of a contract, but under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution of the United States the bondholders could not bring suit against the state in the Federal courts.
However, when I have thought to indulge myself in this respect, and lay their Heaven under an obligation by maintaining certain poor persons in all respects as comfortably as I maintain myself, and have even ventured so far as to make them the offer, they have one and all unhesitatingly preferred to remain poor.
The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.
Paley, a common authority with many on moral questions, in his chapter on the "Duty of Submission to Civil Government," resolves all civil obligation into expediency; and he proceeds to say that "so long as the interest of the whole society requires it, that is, so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniency, it is the will of God... that the established government be obeyed, and no longer....
"I am glad I was able to do you a service, my dear Anna Mikhaylovna," said Prince Vasili, arranging his lace frill, and in tone and manner, here in Moscow to Anna Mikhaylovna whom he had placed under an obligation, assuming an air of much greater importance than he had done in Petersburg at Anna Scherer's reception.
When he read that sentence, Pierre felt for the first time that some link which other people recognized had grown up between himself and Helene, and that thought both alarmed him, as if some obligation were being imposed on him which he could not fulfill, and pleased him as an entertaining supposition.
Bilibin wrote that the obligation of diplomatic discretion tormented him, and he was happy to have in Prince Andrew a reliable correspondent to whom he could pour out the bile he had accumulated at the sight of all that was being done in the army.