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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.
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To the consternation of the local gentry, it is beholden on them to accommodate the Welsh invasion for a few hours every two years during the home internationals season.
He said nothing about a chancellor beholden to Northern Irish DUP votes, who would have a minority Tory government over a barrel.
In the early 1980s, Conrad began to make such thematizations of power explicit in pieces like Beholden to Victory, an "army film" that implicates its audiences in the dynamics of surly officers and shiftless, insubordinate privates.
In this particular case, it seems to be a choice between being beholden to the city or no paper at all.
"Alternatives to full membership of the EU simply wouldn't work, leaving us beholden to its rules without being able to influence them," Cridland noted.
As Waygood Gallery chairman, Stolliday went on to say: "Newcastle City Council is beholden now to Arts Council England for PS800,000 or so of capital money...
I feel that the way forward for a club - apart from obviously owning its ground, otherwise it is beholden to the decrees, rent, whims, etc,.
Lucasfilm, in a statement published on Starwars.com, said creator George Lucas has 'always made it clear that he was not beholden to the EU, Metro.co.uk reported.
But this only makes it more beholden on the part of the local authorities and the Food Standards Agency to update their websites promptly, to recognise improvements - and keep us abreast of those who are failing.
In short, Rodgers is acting as though Suarez IS bigger than the club.As if English football's greatest trophy-winning machine is beholden to one gifted yet deeply-flawed individual.
He said: "Politicians in this place need to grow up and decide whether they want to be a proper parliament or beholden to the unions every time a strike is called.
In the latest clashes at the height of the Eid Al Fitr celebrations, eight people were killed and more than 70 wounded after fighting erupted between two Muslim communities of Bab Al Tabbaneh, a solidly pro-March 14 Sunni district, and Jebel Mohsin, a chiefly Alawi neighbourhood beholden to Hezbollah and Syria.
And they got a candidate who is beholden not to the San Antonio establishment, but to the grassroots Republicans who are sending her to Austin.
"Since switching to a full-time body in the 1960s, the Legislature has steadily deteriorated, infiltrated by professional politicians, beholden to special interests, and has sunk to a 'whatever it takes' gang--where anything goes to remain in power," Grove said.
Summary: Patriarch Beshara Rai made a call for a strong but nuanced civil state Monday, one that isn't beholden to a particular religion but also one that's not entirely secular like many Western nations.