be beholden

See: owe
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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.
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.
Who among the Presidentiables for 2016 will not be beholden to the tycoons once he or she becomes President?
I am not suggesting we should be beholden to these people but a simple but sincere thank you instead of saying "what's in it for them?
What is the difference between a pharmaceutical company sponsoring attendance at an overseas course (regarded as a perverse incentive) and Discovery funding the training of specialists (of course they know that these doctors will be beholden to Discovery--it must surely influence one's medical judgement).
Dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts and barons, combined with life peers drawn from round the country, need not be beholden to any political party for their present election and future prospects of government office, chauffeur-driven cars, rich pensions and, ultimately, wealthy directorships when they retire.
Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Andres Bautista has assured the public that he will not be beholden to President Benigno Aquino III, who appointed him to the post, during the 2016 elections.
MANILA -- Malacanang on Wednesday dispelled fears that the country will be beholden to the United States following the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA).