be obligated

See: answer, owe
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Again had she placed him under obligations to her, and Tarzan of the Apes did not wish to be obligated to a German spy; yet in his honest heart he could not but admit a certain admiration for her courage, a trait which always greatly impressed the ape-man, he himself the personification of courage.
So, he'd come with a most tremenjous crowd and make such a row at the doors of the houses where we was, that they used to be obligated to have no more to do with us and to give us up to him.
"An insurer can be relieved of its duty to defend if it establishes as a matter of law that there is no possible factual or legal basis on which it might eventually be obligated to indemnify its insured under any policy provision" (Allstate Ins.
(2) It is becoming clear that some important moral-philosophical issues turn on questions concerning which groups can be obligated to act.
As a result of the acquisition of the aforesaid shares, Inission said it will be obligated to make a mandatory public tender offer for all the other shares and securities entitling to the shares in Incap in accordance with Chapter 11, Section 19 of the Finnish Securities Markets Act.
"States have more than 9,800 projects valued at close to $80 billion that could be obligated within 120 days of enactment.
In return, you would be obligated to buy the supplier's products.
The employer must be obligated to obtain evidence of each expense in a timely manner.
Nation-states will always be obligated to have a stake in the quality and quantity of their economies ("Who's Winning the Game?" Editor's Note, July).
* Not more than $340,000,000 of the non-appropriated FMS Administrative Budget may be obligated during FY2001 to support administrative expenses of security assistance organizations (SAO), agencies, military departments, etc.
The insurance contract further provided that the insurer would not be obligated to pay benefits under circumstances where the insured was not legally obligated to pay for the services in the first instance.