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  • adv. In an obliging manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an obliging manner; with ready compliance and a desire to serve or be of service; with courteous readiness; kindly; complaisantly: as, he very obligingly showed us over his establishment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in accommodation


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  • As the Pueblo Chieftain's Peter Roper reports, kind of obligingly we must say, about CD-3 candidate Scott Tipton's plans for the federal budget:

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  • DAWG: Just give me the GD ticket. (which he obligingly did - I do not recommend this sort of discourse with a cop)

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  • Â With Daddy Bat out of the picture, Batgirl suddenly sneaks up and accosts Green Arrow, who obligingly tries to skewer her.

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  • She always laughs, joking about what's really in the tablets but swallows them obligingly.

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  • Myron has found happiness in a previous novel with “9/11 widow” (as she is called) Ali, but that relationship is now on the rocks so Myron obligingly takes a flight to France and meets Terese.


  • The fact that the stock market obligingly went down the tubes in the last two days was the sheerest accident.

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  • Two white-haired men sipping Miller Lites at the other end of the bar smiled obligingly at Isabelle, and one lifted his beer mug in a toast.

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  • They would certainly have found their way into the pantheon of the royal soap opera: the template of a world of passion and emotion into which the family is supposed to fit and so often has, obligingly, in recent decades.

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