sense of obligation

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Relating to more general interests, they will be less apt to come home to the feelings of the people; and, in proportion, less likely to inspire an habitual sense of obligation, and an active sentiment of attachment.
He was so young, he did not realise how much less is the sense of obligation in those who receive favours than in those who grant them.
I did my best to stop the torrent of his tears and protestations by persisting in treating the whole adventure as a good subject for a joke; and succeeded at last, as I imagined, in lessening Pesca's overwhelming sense of obligation to me.
In such cases as this, it is, I believe, the established mode to express a sense of obligation for the sentiments avowed, however unequally they may be returned.
She is the chosen confidante of this irresistible man; and she would like to express her sense of obligation.
Casaubon, and if it had not been for the sense of obligation, would have laughed at him as a Bat of erudition.
As she looked down from above upon his almost naked body, trapped only in the simplest of unadorned harness, and saw the play of the lithe muscles beneath the red-bronze skin, and witnessed the quick and delicate play of his sword point, to her sense of obligation was added a spontaneous admission of admiration that was but the natural tribute of a woman to skill and bravery and, perchance, some trifle to manly symmetry and strength.
Fanny went to her every two or three days: it seemed a kind of fascination: she could not be easy without going, and yet it was without loving her, without ever thinking like her, without any sense of obligation for being sought after now when nobody else was to be had; and deriving no higher pleasure from her conversation than occasional amusement, and that often at the expense of her judgment, when it was raised by pleasantry on people or subjects which she wished to be respected.
Having made which bargain, Tom,' said Harthouse, clapping him on the shoulder again, with an air which left him at liberty to infer - as he did, poor fool - that this condition was imposed upon him in mere careless good nature to lessen his sense of obligation, 'we will tear ourselves asunder until dinner-time.
And Tulliver, with his rough tongue filed by a sense of obligation, would make a better servant than any chance-fellow who was cap-in-hand for a situation.
Moments when the partisan and non-partisan lifted from their seats to salute a man with no edge, no pretensions, no ego, no sense of self-entitlement - just a man with a sense of obligation to those who yearn for a diversion from life's drudgery.
McLoughlin added that there was a sense of obligation to support McIlroy after what the golfer had done to showcase Dubai, through his success in the region winning the 2009 and 2015 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, the 2012 DP World Tour Championship and the 2012 and 2014 Race to Dubai -- as well as his previous endorsement of the Jumeirah Group.