01. We are trying to teach our dog to [obey], but he is just plain stupid.
02. Actress Katherine Hepburn once remarked that if you [obey] all the rules, you miss all the fun.
03. If you don't [obey] the rules, you will be asked to leave.
04. In the past in my culture, women were expected to be [obedient] to their husbands.
05. Most people [obey] the law simply because they believe that it is right.
06. The little girl refused to [obey] the teacher, and was sent to the office.
07. The murderer was described as being a very quiet young man who was always [obedient] to his parents, and polite with his neighbors.
08. The religion of Islam is the acceptance of and [obedience] to the teachings of God, as revealed to Muhammad.
09. King Edward VIII once remarked, "The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents [obey] their children."
10. There is a Russian proverb which observes that you do not need a whip to urge on an [obedient] horse.
11. Why do you want your children to be [obedient]? They're not dogs. I think it's more important to teach them to think for themselves.
12. In ancient China, people believed that women had to [obey] men, children had to [obey] their fathers, and the people had to [obey] the local officials.
13. In 1848, a law was passed in Puerto Rico which allowed for execution of any slave who showed [disobedient] behavior.
14. In the past, people in Kazakhstan believed that everyone should [obey] an elder, and those who didn't were punished.
15. In March of 1922, Mahatma Gandhi was sentenced to six years in jail for his civil [disobedience] campaign.
16. The Koran states that good women are [obedient].
17. The bicycle race is being held on city streets, and competitors must [obey] all traffic signs.

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