The Romney-Ryan ticket now seems to be all noblesse, no oblige.
This essential truth does not oblige those of us on the left to become uncritical free market fundamentalists.
When then–Texas governor George W. Bush asked Cheney to lead the search for a running mate, Cheney was happy to oblige.
I oblige and we begin chain-smoking on the patio of the Trump International Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.
What I would have given for the chance to oblige my boss on harried closing days with the fifth of rye I kept in my desk drawer!
If you will oblige me, sir,” I replied, “kindly speak about—one minute.
What have you to do to oblige him with your refusal of Mr. Solmes?
The youthful shepherd did her every little service in his power, and Amarillis was pleased to see him so solicitous to oblige her.
Will you oblige me so far as not to appear in the dress of Tancred to-night?
Thus intending to oblige only a single man you have acquired the gratitude of many.
c.1300, "to bind by oath," from Old French obligier "engage one's faith, commit (oneself), pledge" (13c.), from Latin obligare "to bind, bind up, bandage," figuratively "put under obligation," from ob "to" (see ob-) + ligare "to bind," from PIE root *leig- "to bind" (see ligament). Main modern meaning "to make (someone) indebted by conferring a benefit or kindness" is from 1560s. Related: obliged; obliging.