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.
A community whose mission it is to teach religious truth, which involves on the part of its members the obligation of belief in this truth, must, if it is not to fail of its object, possess an authority capable of maintaining the faith in its purity, and consequently capable of keeping it free from and condemning errors.
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.
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.
Its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency.
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.
Chichagov, one of the most zealous "cutters-off" and "breakers-up," who had first wanted to effect a diversion in Greece and then in Warsaw but never wished to go where he was sent: Chichagov, noted for the boldness with which he spoke to the Emperor, and who considered Kutuzov to be under an obligation to him because when he was sent to make peace with Turkey in 1811 independently of Kutuzov, and found that peace had already been concluded, he admitted to the Emperor that the merit of securing that peace was really Kutuzov's; this Chichagov was the first to meet Kutuzov at the castle where the latter was to stay.