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obliging

[uh-blahy-jing] /əˈblaɪ dʒɪŋ/
adjective
1.
willing or eager to do favors, offer one's services, etc.; accommodating:
The clerk was most obliging.
Origin of obliging
1630-1640
1630-40; oblige + -ing2
Related forms
obligingly, adverb
obligingness, noun
unobliging, adjective
Synonyms
1. helpful, kind, friendly.
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  • We were reconnoitring when we met your party, Major, and you obligingly asked us to 'close up.'

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • The gentleman answered as obligingly as before; and as to the house, acquainted him it was his own.

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  • The salmon, however, obligingly kept to the pool, once in a while making a mad leap into the air and shaking himself.

    The Young Alaskans Emerson Hough
  • And she obligingly answered each one: "Have no fear, I will do it!"

  • It looks as if it would so obligingly yield to the need either of condensation or expansion.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • And thereupon he obligingly placed himself at Pierre's disposal.

  • The ghost had simply led them to an abandoned limestone quarry, and he had obligingly fallen in!

    The Blue Ghost Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Miss Slocum smiled, and obligingly repeated, "I'll be larnin' it yet, so I will."

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys Gulielma Zollinger
  • For this reason he kept the baby, obligingly named it Opal, and brought it up in his own religious beliefs.

    The Brightener C. N. Williamson
  • "Here put some soda in, I've got some by me," said the concierge, obligingly.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
British Dictionary definitions for obligingly

obliging

/əˈblaɪdʒɪŋ/
adjective
1.
ready to do favours; agreeable; kindly
Derived Forms
obligingly, adverb
obligingness, noun
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Word Origin and History for obligingly

obliging

adj.

"willing to do service or favors," 1630s, present participle adjective from oblige. Related: Obligingly.

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