feel honor-bound to do something

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feel honor-bound to do something

To feel obliged to do something because it is morally correct or required by one's sense of duty or integrity, even if one does not desire to do so. Primarily heard in US. It pains me to turn you in to the police, my friend, but I feel honor-bound to inform them of your actions.
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I'm no linguist and far too lazy to dedicate myself to many things but I feel honour bound to at least have a pop at Welsh.
However I can but speak for myself and feel honour bound to compliment Mr Sinha in relation to the treatment he afforded me when I benefited enormously from his expertise and attention.
Dear Ed, I'M afraid I won't be in the office for the foreseeable future as I bumped into Katie Price in a nightclub last night and now feel honour bound to take a sunshine break with her, have my photo taken leering over her semi-naked body, then marry her after a suitable period of time (two weeks, I'd say).
Only time will tell if this position changes or indeed whether the committee, embarrassed at the lack of "united" support it has towards its London Olympics, will feel honour bound to throw a few scraps to Wales
As such, we feel honour bound to report that Charlie McEntee, the young lady who gained a degree of celebrity well beyond this column for wearing a net curtain on Tuesday, sported a rather more modest outfit yesterday.
In the public interest - and in the week when the dreaded weed was debated - I feel honour bound to reveal the Terrace is the Assembly equivalent of Rorke's Drift or Custer's Last Stand.