comply with

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How often, in answer to my repeated intreaties that you would give my Daughter a regular detail of the Misfortunes and Adventures of your Life, have you said "No, my freind never will I comply with your request till I may be no longer in Danger of again experiencing such dreadful ones.
Stuart and Clarke had omitted to comply with his request to purchase horses and provisions for the caravan across the mountains.
This request I make thus gently and quietly, that, if you comply with it, I may have reason for thanking you; and, if you will not voluntarily, this lance and sword together with the might of my arm shall compel you to comply with it by force.
Gines de Pasamonte made answer for all, saying, "That which you, sir, our deliverer, demand of us, is of all impossibilities the most impossible to comply with, because we cannot go together along the roads, but only singly and separate, and each one his own way, endeavouring to hide ourselves in the bowels of the earth to escape the Holy Brotherhood, which, no doubt, will come out in search of us.
To comply with this request of holding a few as hostages for the surrender of the whole body, was deemed inconsistent with his instructions; but, as there could be no objection to allow a small number of them to return to their homes, permission was given to them to choose ten for the District of Minas (Horton) and ten for the District of Canard (Cornwallis) to whom leave of absence was given for one day, and on whose return a similar number were indulged in the same manner.
This they instantly and peremptorily refused to do, declaring that they would not leave their parents; but expressed a willingness to comply with the order, provided they were permitted to embark with their families.
If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.
The EU Court of Justice has fined Luxembourg for failure to comply with a 2006 judgement, which found that it had infringed Directive 91/271/ECC on urban waste water treatment.
HALF of NHS Trusts are failing to comply with alerts designed to protect patients from harm, research suggests.
EU and EFTA member states usually comply with such rulings, but only after long legal proceedings that often last a year or more.
While it is mandatory for ESCO's to comply with the New York Uniform Business Practices, this statement of principles is voluntary and is specifically targeted at preempting many potential concerns customers participating in the deregulated energy market might have.