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beholden to (someone)

Indebted or under obligation to someone, or feeling that one is under such an obligation. Never accept loans from anyone you don't know or trust personally; you don't want to be beholden to the wrong person. Please, I am beholden to you for the kindness you have shown my family.
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The public school study enraged Scarborough and spurred him to mobilize his congregation to help elect new school board members and city officers beholden to the preacher's Religious Right agenda.
After imagining members of the GAA's pilot committee of the sub- committee to the caucus beholden choking on their false teeth, one question hit me: Since when was the Lansdowne Road surface perfect for football?
Drummey in The Wanderer, March 25, 2004 to whom I am also beholden for the above information.
It is in this quagmire--"the delicacy of slavery,' in which "My master wasn't really mine" that Varl discovers ownership means the owner is also beholden to that which he owns.
We rely on you, the community; we depend on you, the community; we are beholden to you, the community.
But Wells Chief of Staff Randy Fretz told the Atlanta Business Chronicle last year that company employees was not beholden to a religious dogma.
Financial expectations have auto executives overly beholden to Wall Street and its demands for this to be a great year financially.
She is beholden to the local Louisiana nest of vampires and is sent by its head, Eric, to help the nest in Dallas.
Long perceived as a world trade center par excellence, the city retains that status nowadays as much because of its invisible commerce in services as in the stuff beholden to the eye.
The answer is radical transformation of the entire system, starting with electing leaders from parties that are not beholden to corporations, and moving on to dismantling the charters that allow them more rights and power than individuals.
They will now be beholden to the basic anti-dumping and anti-subsidy Regulations adopted in keeping with Article 133 of the European Commission Treaty, Council Regulations (EC) 384/96 and 2026/97 respectively.
Appleman discusses the new, old trend called intelligent design, which is merely fiat creationism allowing for more geologic time but still beholden to orthogenesis (with God calling the shots).
Perhaps more than any other technology sector, the mobile phone business is beholden to its service infrastructure: without reliable service, mobile phones don't sell.
Our writer recommends Nader because he "is beholden to no one and, the record shows, afraid of no one.
She is bound to the heavens; he is beholden to gravity.