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  • n. Plural form of obligation.


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  • Butler recognises it as such in his _Analogy_, when speaking of the Second and Third Persons of the Holy Trinity: -- "The internal worship," he says, "to the Son and Holy Ghost is no farther matter of pure revealed command than as the relations they stand in to us are matters of pure revelation; but the relations being known, the obligations to such internal worship are _obligations of reason arising out of those relations themselves_."

    Occasional Papers Selected from the Guardian, the Times, and the Saturday Review, 1846-1890

  • Whether we have further obligations is a different discussion.

    Dogs, Pigs and Death | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • Helen, her brother's attitude toward his work, his views of life and his increasing neglect of what she called the obligations of their position in Millsburgh, were more and more puzzling.

    Helen of the Old House

  • Of that amount, $463 million was short term obligations to the very merchants for whom they sold Groupons, their half price coupons. News

  • Yet, when I reflected upon his peculiar situation, his poverty, his sadness, and, more than all the rest, the idea I knew he entertained of what he calls his obligations to me, I could not resolve upon a breach of promise, which might be attributed to causes, of all the others the most offensive to one whom misfortune has made extremely suspicious of slights and contempt.

    Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World

  • With other songwriters, their label obligations are much more strict than mine.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

  • Calling these "obligations" is a dirty trick that really means, "Don't cut my favorite programs"

    Budget Analysis, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Miles said Hebert will be suspended from all football-related activities — such as strength and conditioning — for an indefinite period, and he will not be reinstated until he meets certain obligations to the team.

    LSU suspends center Bobby 'T-Bob' Hebert after DWI arrest

  • Pension funds and insurance companies have been the main buyers of zero-coupon Treasurys as falling yields and poorly-performed stock markets diminished their expected returns, making them more difficult to match their long-term obligations.

    Treasury Niche Beats Gold

  • The falling long-dated Treasury yield is a headache for pension funds and insurance companies because the low return-on-investment makes it more difficult for them to cover their long-term obligations.

    Long Bond is King


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