Origin of indebted
Examples from the Web for indebted
Many legendary Shakespearean thespians have been indebted to drink.Is That a Bottle of Wine I See Before Me? The Delights of Drunk Shakespeare|Tom Teodorczuk|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Western literary tradition is indebted to the disaster caused by a bad guest.‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature|Matt Seidel|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His voice caught the attention of everyone around him, including one fellow Palestinian, to whom Assaf will forever be indebted.Arab Idol Mohammad Assaf Is the Middle East’s Newest Ambassador|Itay Hod|June 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We are indebted to him and to all those in law enforcement who assisted in bringing the Tsarnaev brothers to justice.Why Didn’t the FBI Recognize Tamerlan Tsarnaev After 2011 Interview?|Michael Daly|April 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I am indebted to them all, and hope to continue to steal from them, unconsciously or otherwise.
I am indebted to Mr. Williams, schoolmaster, Bryneglwys, for the history of this Ghost.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
Medical literature was indebted for its origin to the works of Galen and the medical school of Gondesapur.
Can there be question that to it Ken is indebted for some of the thoughts and expressions in two of his own hymns?
To him it is indebted for its existence, and on his will depends the duration of that existence.The Principles of Masonic Law|Albert G. Mackey
To the exercise of his vituperative talents it must be owned that we are indebted for some of his most vigorous productions.Curiosities of Christian History|Croake James
British Dictionary definitions for indebted
Word Origin and History for indebted
late 14c., endetted "owing money," past participle of endetten "to indebt, oblige," from Old French endetter "to involve in debt," from en- "in" (see in- (2)) + dette "debt" (see debt). Figurative sense of "under obligation for favors or services" first attested 1560s. Related: indebt; indebtedness. Latin indebitus meant "not owed, not due."