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 ?
I often feel as he did, dearest, and, in addition, I know how beholden to you I am.
Lightly leaped Robin off his back, and said, "I am much beholden to you, good father.
Goodness knows, Uncle Pumblechook," said my sister (grasping the money), "we're deeply beholden to you.
Also, to a certain extent you have guessed my position aright, and I am beholden to you to such an extent that it may be that I will come and live with you, and that very soon; yet there are important reasons why--why I cannot make up my min,d just yet.
We rely on you, the community; we depend on you, the community; we are beholden to you, the community.