bound by or placed under the obligation of honor: She felt honor-bound to defend her friend.
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How to use honor-bound in a sentence
Karpov alleged that he was honor-bound to protect his “substantial reputation in the jurisdiction of England and Wales.”
Further, before a subpoena is issued, the government is honor bound to negotiate with the party to which it is directed.
His work, Honor Bound, hit The New York Times bestseller list last week.
But don't you see, Miss Nell, you are in honor bound not to go on with this?Quin | Alice Hegan Rice
Alfred argued with the mother that he had accepted money from Eli and was in honor bound to work it out.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
The commodore, however, felt that he was in honor bound to send the two young men back to their homes; and did so.Historic Adventures | Rupert S. Holland
Until now he had forgotten the compact made with her, and which he was in honor bound to keep.The Biography of a Prairie Girl | Eleanor Gates
But as I had set up for myself I felt in honor bound meanwhile to earn my own living.Marse Henry (Vol. 1) | Henry Watterson
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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