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be honor-bound

To be or 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. It pains me to turn you in to the police, my friend, but I am honor-bound to inform them of your actions.
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It has been said that we in the film industry are honor-bound to go along with this ban,'' they wrote.
White writers don't have a sense of duty, and are not honor-bound to show African Americans in all their true brilliance, wit and insight.
Fabrizio (himself married with children) argued that cavalieri s hould not fight over a whore (the puttana Chiara), and that Mariotro was honor-bound instead to persuade Lanfredino to separate from her.
presidential retreat Camp David in Maryland at the end of June, the two leaders talked about the 1952 film, comparing themselves to the lone, stoic and honor-bound marshal played by Cooper.
But -- and here's the big but -- if baths arid sex clubs are found to be hot spots, fostering new infections and a resurgent AIDS epidemic, then groups that claim to care about AIDS prevention would be honor-bound to stop new ones from opening and to campaign to shut down the ones that already exist.
Yet honor-bound stoic that he was, Will found it in him to maintain the family fortune.
Thus he is honor-bound according to his father's teaching to supply NO with the golf balls.
We felt honor-bound to mirror the developing rifts in the New York art world.
Nor does it mean that every new CEO should be honor-bound to come up with a new long-range plan during his first year in office.
Users are honor-bound to send Aladdin a $30 registration fee after the trial.
The films in the "Dhoom" series, Bollywood's most successful action-adventure franchise, have always been more about the swashbuckling glamour of the daredevil villains than about the stiff, humorless, honor-bound cops who chase them, This is more the case than ever in "Dhoom: 3," which is dominated completely by charismatic superstar Aamir Khan, who digs into the bruised psyche of Sahir Iqbal, a revenge-seeking master circus artist who uses stage tricks to pull off a series of seemingly impossible bank robberies.
But those wars were not won by the honor-bound, slightly romantic, socially climbing "swordsmen," but by Oliver Cromwell's plain russet-coated captains who both knew and loved that for which they fought.
High Noon'' tells the tale of a lone, stoic, honor-bound marshal determined to defend his civilized town against barbaric frontier justice.
As such he, in medieval terms, is honor-bound to avenge his father's death.
These issues were voted into being by the voters of the state, and as governor he was honor-bound to uphold these laws.