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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A responsibility one has.

Usage examples (40)
  • Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.
  • Every opportunity, an obligation
  • He is under an obligation to finish the job
  • Of course you want to be fair and respectful to the author, but your main obligation is to the readers of the review and by extension, to for more
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