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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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Anyway as I was saying, being a paid up member of the Living In Sin brigade it is now my honour-bound duty to spend half my time moaning about "my man's" shortcomings and the other half being really patronising to anyone I know that is single.
But they have their own timetables and schedules and aren't honour-bound to suddenly switch all their fixtures, so we have to have a discussion.
British supermarket chains should feel honour-bound to give a commitment that they will stock Windward Isles bananas in the long-term.
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.
And these are that you are supposed to be bound, absolutely, by collective Cabinet responsibility, and that you are no less honour-bound as a member of the Privy Council not to divulge any secrets which come your way.
I believe that both the Government and Able UK are honour-bound to make the public fully aware of their intentions.
He called the jury back in and told them: "It is made plain that any juror who recognises a defendant or witness is honour-bound to declare it.
I was honour-bound then to stick with my contract at Barcelona.
If you could shout "Bags I half " before the finder shouted he was honour-bound to shell out.
I knew if we got as far as series five, which is set in 1961, the year thalidomide was finally banned, we would be honour-bound to tell that story.
Their mandate to rule has collapsed, and they are honour-bound to seek to renew it.
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.
ALEX McLeish has admitted Blues were honour-bound to show their proper selves tomorrow against Everton at St Andrew's.
If not, other citizens who know them are honour-bound to inform the police.
As a members' club they are honour-bound to satisfy their members' wishes yet know that to risk the ire of the ICC could be costly.