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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of obey.

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Examples

  • The Captain obeyed, but pulled in the reins presently as he heard a nearer growl of the coming thunder.

    Melbourne House

  • The Captain obeyed, and as he turned from the bookshelves Daisy took his hand again, and drew him, child-fashion, out of the house and through the shrubbery.

    Melbourne House

  • But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of Sin -- that is, that this is a state of things now past and gone. but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you -- rather, "whereunto ye were delivered" (Margin), or cast, as in a mould.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But the sentiment we have obeyed is too sincere to allow indifference to obtain entrance into our minds, or to prevent us from being painfully affected by the continuance of the conflict.

    France and America

  • You have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you, v. 17.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • The praefect of the Gauls comprehended under that plural denomination the kindred provinces of Britain and Spain, and his authority was obeyed from the wall of Antoninus to the foot of

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • That he must be obeyed she still recognised as the strongest rule of all — obeyed, that is, till she should go to him and lay down her love at his feet, and give back to him the troth which he had given her.

    Nina Balatka

  • Now the emperor was accustomed to have his lightest word obeyed, almost before it was uttered, and he hardly knew how to believe his ears.

    The Violet Fairy Book

  • The stag obeyed, but the men were hot and tired, and did not think this a good joke.

    The Brown Fairy Book

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