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She agreed several times that “no one is above the law,” but she warned that the Supreme Court has no real recourse to ensure that people, including the president, obeyed its orders.

“The Supreme Court can’t control what the president obeys,” she said flatly.

If they obey and seem comfortable, there’s a good chance your pup will survive the day without you.

They provide continuous information, so that the population can have real-time updates, and then believe in the government and strictly obey all their guidelines.

The strong force operating between quarks obeys very complicated rules—so complicated, in fact, that usually the only way to calculate its effects is to use approximations and supercomputers.

Those advocating justice should first obey the rule of law themselves.

This argument is vital to a larger argument: Do we obey the rules set up to constrain government or not?

THE DISHONOR OF HONOR KILLINGS Imagine a young woman killed by her own relatives for failing to obey.

No soldier is obliged to obey a law contrary to the law of God.

I continue to live here, work here, pay the taxes and obey the law.

The sepoys refused to obey, and the sowars, drawing their pistols, shot dead or severely wounded six British officers.

At the Flagstaff Tower the 74th and the remainder of the 38th suddenly told their officers that they would obey them no longer.

He felt very sorry for the Temecula people, the sheriff did; but he had to obey the law himself.

He understood, and would obey; but his eyes followed her wistfully till she disappeared from sight.

When he was only three years old the huge creature would obey him and allow him to drive anywhere he pleased.


On this page you'll find 94 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obey, such as: accept, adhere to, carry out, comply, embrace, and execute.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.