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It costs me less in every sense to incur the penalty of disobedience to the State than it would to obey.
I should have been afraid to touch a horse when alone, but when told to do it, I was disposed to obey.
You can't if you are doing what he wants you to do and everybody is ordered to obey him," Mary argued.
They will understand, and you will understand, the vital importance I attach to this interview when I tell you that I have arranged to defer to it all other business claims on me; and that I hold myself in readiness to obey your summons at any hour of the day or night.
In the submissive way of one long accustomed to obey under coercion, he ate and drank what they gave him to eat and drink, and put on the cloak and other wrappings, that they gave him to wear.
Gummidge, and motioned me with his head to obey him directly.
How, knave,'' replied his master, ``wilt thou not obey my commands?
We're taught to obey the man at our head: step off when he says so, and step in when he says so.
If the Sultan was to order me to plunge a dagger in your heart, I should have to obey.
He will do nothing of the kind," said Don Quixote; "I have only to command, and he will obey me; and as he has sworn to me by the order of knighthood which he has received, I leave him free, and I guarantee the payment.
Passepartout, delighted that the young woman, who was very gracious to him, was going to continue the journey with them, went off at a brisk gait to obey his master's order.
The steward obeyed in silence, but it was easy to see, from the manner in which the hand that held the light trembled, how much it cost him to obey.