My pipe was ready and would have been lit, if I had not been lost in thinking about how to banish oppression from this land and restore to all its people their stolen rights and manhood without disobliging
'He is disobliging
!' said the Princess, and went away.
"You must decide for yourself," said Elizabeth; "and if, upon mature deliberation, you find that the misery of disobliging
his two sisters is more than equivalent to the happiness of being his wife, I advise you by all means to refuse him."
"As you please," said Aramis, "particularly as regards disobliging
the Comte de la Fere; only I think I have a right to give you a louis for your idea."
Robert has several times proposed marriage to me, which is what I had no reason to expect, my poor circumstances considered; but I have always resisted him, and that perhaps in terms more positive than became me, considering the regard that I ought to have for every branch of your family; but,' said I, 'madam, I could never so far forget my obligation to you and all your house, to offer to consent to a thing which I know must needs be disobliging
to you, and this I have made my argument to him, and have positively told him that I would never entertain a thought of that kind unless I had your consent, and his father's also, to whom I was bound by so many invincible obligations.'
The landlord was rich, and therefore could afford to be crusty and disobliging
; he did not at all like being turned out of his warm bed to open his house for us.
D'Artagnan perceived that it would be disobliging
Athos not to leave him alone; and in a few minutes Cahusac fell, with a sword thrust through his throat.
Mary had shewn herself disobliging
to him, and was now to reap the consequence, which consequence was his dropping her arm almost every moment to cut off the heads of some nettles in the hedge with his switch; and when Mary began to complain of it, and lament her being ill-used, according to custom, in being on the hedge side, while Anne was never incommoded on the other, he dropped the arms of both to hunt after a weasel which he had a momentary glance of, and they could hardly get him along at all.
Her heart instantaneously at ease on this point, she resolved to lose no time in particular examination of anything, as she greatly dreaded disobliging
the general by any delay.
Of course no one need tell a story if he prefers to be disobliging
. We must draw lots!
How much more convenient it would have been for them, how much tidier and better all round, had there been no referendum, no disobliging
vote at all and its high policy determined, European Commission style, by appointed officials and closed-door deliberation!
Khan later made a number of disobliging
remarks about her ex-husband.