beholden to (someone)

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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.
References in classic literature ?
But he was always a poor, fond, silly creature, was Peter, though we are beholden to him for helping to bury our second son Wat, who was a
Your own honour and good name demand that, after the discovery of his vile proceedings, you should not be beholden to him one hour, even for the shelter of these bare walls.