Price married to disoblige
her family" (3), and the presence of long separation and bitterness between the sisters is hardly veiled by the narrator.
This was a bit embarrassing as we did not have diplomatic relations, but we did not want to disoblige
our hosts', so the ambassador unofficially visited Walding's guest house.
When Henry finally has the courage to disoblige
his father, who is "accustomed on every ordinary occasion to give the law to his family," Henry surprises Catherine.
Marvell calls this Act "the Price of Money," adding, "The King told some eminent citizens, who applied to him against it, they must address themselves to the Houses; that he must not disoblige
his friends; and if it had been in the power of the Lords, he had gone without money.
Toward the end of the tract, a distinctly Swiftian voice undercuts the projector's foolish optimism that the trade in the perishable flesh of human babies would not disoblige
England because it cannot be exported: "Although, perhaps I could name a Country, which would be glad to eat up our whole Nation without it" (12:117).
In a moment of compassion for his niece, sparked by a glimpse of a drawing of his late brother, Montreville relinquishes his demands for her marriage as long as she assures him, once more, that she will not marry his son: "He told her that so long as she was single, and did nothing to disoblige
him, he would pay her an hundred guineas a year in quarterly payments.
This accident, being condemned to death, did not disoblige
him of his duty to the state.