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duty bound

Obligated or expected to do something. Now that our parents are dead, I'm duty bound to care for my siblings. As a parent, you are duty bound to protect your child.
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duty bound

(to do something) forced by a sense of duty and honor to do something. Good evening, madam. I'm duty bound to inform you that we have arrested your husband. No one made me say that. I was duty bound.
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duty bound

Obliged, as in You're duty bound to help your little brother. [c. 1900]
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duty bound

morally or legally obliged to do something.
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duty bound

Obliged: You are duty bound to help your little sister and brother.
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As an ex-British Army RSM who is fortunate enough to be able to read your excellent magazine, which I find well balanced, unbiased, and informative, I feel duty bound to mention my surprise when I saw the cover photo on Volume 11, Issue 1.
It is wrong to imply that because there is a new scientific story of the world we are inevitably bound to follow it, or that we are duty bound to try to follow it.
I could not because I was a counselor, duty bound to protect my campers from such cruelty and to teach lessons about living in community.
Forty-four years later, the ruthless purge of beauty led Robert Morris to the point that he felt duty bound to eradicate every bit of aesthetic content from his Litanies--legally.
Her essays suggest, in fact, that the private self is duty bound to question, to resist, and to feel.
WHAT: Ware will be on hand to sign his autobiography, By Duty Bound - Survival and Redemption in a Time of War" at Borders in the AIRMALL(R) at BWI.
I am duty bound to serve my voters with commitment and zeal he added.
County chairman Michael McDonagh said Clare GAA are duty bound to clear the site properly, which takes seven years in total.
A spokesman for the force said officers were duty bound to investigate.
Ministers are duty bound to sort out the country's finances and union leaders are duty bound to protect the interests of their members - but, above all, both are duty bound to work together to ensure the country avoids slipping into an abyss of widespread economic turmoil and, heaven forbid, civil disorder.
He criticized Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for arresting an honest and duty bound police officer like Sanjiv Bhatt.
Firstly, if you bring players in and go above budget, then as a manager you are duty bound to try and balance things up.
Chief Inspector Ray Hughes, head of Welsh Language Services in North Wales Police said: "We are duty bound, as a public body, to provide bilingual services.
My advice to them was they are duty bound under the terms of their contracts to turn up for work.
It becomes clear from facts emerging today that the financial debt owed by the Coventry Hospital Trust to the regional health authority is so immense that hospital managers are duty bound to dance to the tune played by regional officials, whether they like it or not.