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The school said it immediately took action to have those families not obeying the rules leave or pay back tuition.

They kicked him out because he refused to obey them, and the streets of Mexico City became his home for three weeks.

There’s a lot of things in between, and it does a disservice to understanding humans to say we have to obey these very narrow rules.

The statement was so bizarre that Allison obeyed without thinking, briefly pulling her mask below her chin.

Yet the algorithms Nelson devises obey real-world constraints — chief among them the fact that computers cannot store unlimited amounts of data.

But for Reynolds and Robbins, obeying their consciences came with a price tag.

Weird as the theory is, invoking “quantum physics” is not an escape clause from obeying physical laws.

Rather than helplessly obeying the dictates of management, workers are obliged to do what union bosses tell them.

But Tanaka has been a little slow in obeying this particular law.

In an industry dominated by hits like ‘Exploited Teen,’ raising the minimum age would weed out the rule-obeying responsible.

One of the simplest of these childish tricks is the invention of an excuse for not instantly obeying a command, as "Come here!"

The obeying of several hints, of secret impulses, argues great wisdom.

Instead of obeying, the officers and men held a mass meeting to draft their remonstrance to the Directory.

Then, learning from the uproar at the gate that the guards were obeying his instructions literally, he went on at an easier pace.

"No apology is needed, mon ami," Paul exclaimed quickly, well aware that the detective was merely obeying instructions.


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On this page you'll find 80 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to obeying, such as: accommodating, deferential, dutiful, meek, obedient, and passive.

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