Definition of Beholden

1. Adjective. Under a moral obligation to someone.

Similar to: Obligated



Definition of Beholden

1. p. a. Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

Definition of Beholden

1. Adjective. Obligated to provide, display, or do something for another; bound by moral obligation; indebted; obliged. ¹

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Definition of Beholden

1. indebted [adj] - See also: indebted

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beholden

behind the eight ball
behind the eightball
behind the scenes
behind the times
behind the wheel
behind time
behinde
behindhand
behindhandness
behinds
behither
behn
behoite
behold
beholde
beholden (current term)
beholden(p)
beholdenness
beholder
beholders
beholdest
beholdeth
beholding
beholdingness
beholds
behoney
behoof
behoofs
behoovable
behoove

Literary usage of Beholden

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1. The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, John Sherren Brewer (1845)
"... though not my good friend Mr. John Witt's officious industry, in being beholden to him above my possibility of requital for perusing so many records, ..."

2. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1855)
"And how the Chamberlain of the City did take them down, letting them know how much they were formerly beholden to the City, &c. He also told me that Monk's ..."

3. The American Scholar: An Address by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1901)
"Every day, men and women, conversing, beholding and beholden. The scholar must needs stand wistful and admiring before this great spectacle. ..."

4. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"... but it has been my scorn of late to engage my tuck upon unjust grounds. Tim[on]. Tucca, thy valour is infinitely beholden to thy discretion. ..."

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