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honor-bound

[on-er-bound] /ˈɒn ərˈbaʊnd/
adjective
1.
bound by or placed under the obligation of honor:
She felt honor-bound to defend her friend.
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  • But don't you see, Miss Nell, you are in honor bound not to go on with this?

    Quin Alice Hegan Rice
  • Their friends and chieftains are honor bound to cut your throat!

    The Pirates of Ersatz Murray Leinster
  • We are not in honor bound to hold them, if we can honorably dispose of them.

    Problems of Expansion Whitelaw Reid
  • By your Scout's oath you know you are in honor bound to try to do this.

  • He was in honor bound, because ordinarily he would have accepted with alacrity.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • You have it in your power to do that, but you are honor bound to give me a chance for my life.

    Deadwood Dick Jr. Branded Ed. L. Wheeler
  • "Of course he is in honor bound to say that," she whispered.

    A Noble Woman Ann S. Stephens
  • This much you are in honor bound to do in any case, and you have also given me your word that you will do it.

    A Man of Honor George Cary Eggleston
Idioms and Phrases with honor bound

honor bound

Obliged by one's personal integrity, as in She was honor bound to admit that it was her work and not her sister's . Also see on one's honor
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