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to oblige to do or not do by force of authority, propriety, or custom

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Ninety pounds a year are good wages, and I expect to have the full value of my money out of you; remember, too, that things are on a practical footing in my establishment--business-like habits, feelings, and ideas, suit me best.
I suppose you mean that I am to do my work for my wages; not to expect favour from you, and not to depend on you for any help but what I earn; that suits me exactly, and on these terms I will consent to be your clerk.
You perhaps expect to be accommodated with apartments at Crimsworth Hall, and to go and come with me in the gig.
You are poor enough, I suppose; how do you expect to live till your quarter's salary becomes due?
I would be as tolerant of and as liberal to a rival as I should expect him to be to me.
I did not expect," Francis answered, "ever to be in England again.
In the absence of any proof, I cannot expect you to believe as I do in my brother's innocence.
I cannot expect him to reach this remote place, without some delay," she said; "I must bear my suspense as well as I can.
Well, don't expect me to talk to her," said Dan, "'cause I won't.
Reese is always so careless, and then expects other people to mend her mistakes.
Five minutes ago, you did not know the murderer; how can you say that you expect him this evening?
I expect that Monsieur Darzac will be arrested in the course of the next week.
What- ever I expected I did not expect to be beset by hurricanes.
But you cannot expect me to believe that a dead man has the power to put out of joint the meteor- ology of this part of the world.
It is disheartening, for one naturally expects to find anything we seek a few minutes after starting out to seek it, and I confess that I expected to find my golden mistress within a very few hours of leaving home.