Much obliged

Much obliged.

Rur. Thankful and owing a debt of gratitude. A: Sit down, Elmer, and have a drink on me. B: Much obliged.
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I am much obliged to you," was her answer, "but I am not going with them.
She was very much obliged to him, but declined it all, repeating her conviction, that the rain would come to nothing at present, and adding, "I am only waiting for Mr Elliot.
I am very much obliged to you, my dear Miss Crawford, for your kind congratulations, as far as they relate to my dearest William.
I thank you; I have quite done, just done; it will be ready in a moment; I am very much obliged to you; if you will be so good as to give that to Miss Crawford.
I am very much obliged to you," he said, "for this information.
I am very much obliged to you, but I think not," answered Wingrave.
JOHNNY EAST, who rode Much Obliged to win the first running of the Whitbread Gold Cup in 1957, died on Thursday night after a short illness.