beholden to (someone)

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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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And to say the truth, there is, in all points, great difference between the reasonable passion which women at this age conceive towards men, and the idle and childish liking of a girl to a boy, which is often fixed on the outside only, and on things of little value and no duration; as on cherry-cheeks, small, lily-white hands, sloe-black eyes, flowing locks, downy chins, dapper shapes; nay, sometimes on charms more worthless than these, and less the party's own; such are the outward ornaments of the person, for which men are beholden to the taylor, the laceman, the periwig-maker, the hatter, and the milliner, and not to nature.
The captain owed nothing to any of these fop-makers in his dress, nor was his person much more beholden to nature.
I often feel as he did, dearest, and, in addition, I know how beholden to you I am.
Lightly leaped Robin off his back, and said, "I am much beholden to you, good father.
In all the clouds he sees her light robes trail, And roses seem beholden to her face; O'er scented balustrade the scented gale Blows warm from Spring, and dew-drops form apace.
For the last year at least I had not been beholden to my mother for food.
But he was always a poor, fond, silly creature, was Peter, though we are beholden to him for helping to bury our second son Wat, who was a
Your own honour and good name demand that, after the discovery of his vile proceedings, you should not be beholden to him one hour, even for the shelter of these bare walls.
Two months ago he would have declared stoutly that he would never be beholden to his wife's friends; but now he told himself as stoutly that it was nothing but right and natural that Bessy should go to the Pullets and explain the thing to them; they would hardly let Bessy's furniture be sold, and it might be security to Pullet if he advanced the money,--there would, after all, be no gift or favor in the matter.
There's another that you're more beholden to than you are to me and my boys, maybe, but he don't allow me to tell his name.
Goodness knows, Uncle Pumblechook," said my sister (grasping the money), "we're deeply beholden to you.
I don't like my children going and making themselves beholden to strange kin," murmured he.
I was not beholden to them for anything, and when I slipped out there was not one of them to drop me a line and say, 'How are you, old man?
I will not allow the government to be beholden to anyone except to the people,' he said of his rejection of P383 million in EU aid.
They must really be beholden to that country, but never mind.