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adjective as in indebted

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Example Sentences

The delivery space is definitely beholden to the same regulations that are very prevalent in the alcohol beverage industry.

From Digiday

You’re beholden to wherever someone says you can go and how you can go and et cetera.

From Digiday

While investors in global portfolios of shares are looking at returns over many years, governments are restricted to elected terms of office and beholden to electorates.

From Time

The Capitol Police, in particular, were shielded from the scrutiny of public information laws thanks to its special status as beholden to Congress rather than to the larger public.

Governments are beholden to the public, not the bottom line.

Accusing his opponents of being locked in a Cold War mind-set, it is Stone who is beholden to old orthodoxies.

Huckabee is also not burdened by, or beholden to, foreign investors.

As a company that is beholden to stockholders, Kate Spade usually lags, not leads trends.

Its members would not be beholden to any special interest groups, at all, for their selection.

Beholden to a base that, like a capricious autocrat, will turn against them at the slightest provocation.

We are not beholden to, thee for anything, for thy debt is paid to thee to the full; which methinks were very bold words.

Maybe that was why—though he may not have admitted it to himself—he could not bear to be beholden to her when his ruin came.

These confederates of his had one thing in common, however; all of them were beholden to Raymond Latour.

Because,” said I, “it is not proper that I be beholden to you for meat and drink.

We and the Surgeons are more beholden to Women than all the Professions besides.


On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to beholden, such as: grateful, obligated, obliged, bound, owing, and in hock.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.