One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that shows willingness to do a service or kindness.‘the stars obligingly posed for photos’
- ‘He seemed to sense that something was wrong and obligingly followed me up the stairs, carrying my heavy bags for me.’
- ‘She passed Brenda the bowl obligingly and grabbed her pen and pad.’
- ‘He obligingly trots out to join the first group of horses and riders heading off into the oak-covered hills.’
- ‘Even though he worked long hours on the railway, he would obligingly help out with the housework.’
- ‘They obligingly cleaned up the mess before they moved on.’
- ‘He obligingly signed their programs.’
- ‘He poses patiently and obligingly for photographs.’
- ‘Obligingly, she put our first order on hold and brought us the restaurant menu.’
- ‘A large crowd turned out to greet the stars who performed a few numbers and obligingly signed autographs for all on the night.’
- ‘The rain that had threatened the game had stopped, and obligingly held off for the rest of the afternoon.’
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