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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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New Delhi [India], Nov 26 ( ANI ): Remembering those who lost their lives in the deadly terror attacks that shook Mumbai on November 26, 2008, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that India remains "honour-bound" to defeating terrorism.
It was only after she had got to know that Liu Fei was a decent person that she felt honour-bound to reveal the ghastly truth to her.
Because if she collapsed I would be honour-bound to attempt resuscitation and I'm not sure what reaction that might provoke if she came to with me bending over her with our mouths glued together.
He said he felt honour-bound to ensure the promises made to Radio XL listeners were kept.
If not, other citizens who know them are honour-bound to inform the police.
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.
``As chairman I was honour-bound to do my best to find a compromise but after months of work by officers and myself I have had to accept defeat.
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.
But things don't pan out quite that way and they feel honour-bound to help some Arabs they find being tortured - even though you sense they don't actually care that much.
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.