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Definition of Beholden

Beholden

  1. of Behold
  2. Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

Beholden Quotations

Independent documentary isn't beholden to some of the interests that the mainstream media are influenced by. It's a pathway to renegade, independent reporting in an in-depth, investigative fashion, and it can do so with a compassionate lens; it allows people to speak in a way that is more human than the mainstream media approach.
Josh Fox

I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.
Malcolm Muggeridge

When leaders are no longer beholden to the people who elected them, corruption results and the recruitment of extremists becomes easier.
Iqbal Quadir

We are much beholden to Machiavel and others, that write what men do, and not what they ought to do.
Francis Bacon

As a former lifelong Republican, it pains me to tell you that today's Republicans - and their standard-bearers, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan - just aren't up to the task. They're beholden to 'my way or the highway' bullies, indebted to billionaires who bankroll ads and allergic to the very idea of compromise.
Charlie Crist
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