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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While the hot weather didn't lend itself to a massive feast, Sam felt honour-bound to try the 'small plates' (starters, in old money) at the top of the menu.
Last month, Petrolekas felt honour-bound to pen a defence of Jason Kenney, the embattled minister of National Defence.
As the error of judgment in dealing with this agent had been mine, I felt honour-bound to personally meet this shortfall to ensure that the FAI were not at a loss.
I would have thought he'd have felt honour-bound to let his wife know before they married that he'd previously had a relationship and had a daughter.
After his meeting with Hariri, Boueiz told reporters he had felt honour-bound to step down after he joined 28 other members of Parliament, including Jumblatt's faction, in voting against the change on Friday.
I felt honour-bound to stick to my contract and players like Nadal can help me.
Our children, 11 and eight, felt honour-bound to test all the activities on offer - there was quad-biking, wall-climbing, archery, trampolining, mountain-biking, abseiling, karting and canoeing, to mention but a few of the 60-plus choices.
Until now, from Kenny Dalglish down, they felt honour-bound to defend him.
It was at this point that I felt honour-bound to admit that it wasn't mine, that I merely had the use of it for 10 days.
He said: 'I felt honour-bound to step down because I cannot support the Prime Minister's actions.
These women, many of them in their fifties and sixties, looked a picture of health and had organised a support group fundraiser but right from the first introduction, they felt honour-bound to explain their condition and point out immediately that they don't drink.
And he felt honour-bound to step in when he saw the elderly woman being shown in the building.
To this point, from Kenny Dalglish down, they felt honour-bound to defend him.
It was only after she had got to know that Liu Fei was a decent person that she felt honour-bound to reveal the ghastly truth to her.