beholden beholden  /bɪ ˈhoʊl dən/


  1. (adj) under a moral obligation to someone
  2. (v) see with attention


  1. These approaches, however, still make a publication completely beholden to its advertisers.
  2. It's another thing to be blindly beholden to a thuggishly stubborn ideology that still believes the world is in 1960.
  3. His cogently articulated views shape the public opinion to which policymakers are ultimately beholden.


  1. Gomez rails against Washington in bid for U.S. Senate

    Gabriel Gomez on Monday, June 3, continued to rail against Washington politics and staked his claim as an independent-minded Republican who wouldn’t be beholden to his party if he wins the June 25 U.S. Senate special election.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Cambridge Chronicle & Cambridge Tab

  2. OPINION: Not all debt is created equally

    It’s easy to get comfortable with debt. But it grows and grows. And debtors become beholden to those in the debt market, who view the outstanding cash as a garden that bears more and more fruit, which must be plucked off the vine.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Madison County Journal

  3. A.C. public art project endures a tide of criticism

    Here, the question is not "Is it art?" In Atlantic City, a place beholden to its vice, seashore, and ancient traditions of commerce and promotion, where everyone's against it before being for it, the question is, Should there even be art?
    on June 12, 2013     Source:


  1. "He's not beholden to any one ideology, and he's worked tirelessly to improve teacher quality," Obama said.
    on Dec 15, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "I'm doing it to encourage other people to run against Congress members who aren't doing their jobs, who are beholden to special interests," Sheehan said.
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Cindy Sheehan Source: Washington Post

  3. "I don't like the fact that money has such an impact on politics, but this to me is a reason I'm investing at least as much as everybody else - probably a little more," Romney told about 200 people in an airport hangar. "I'm not beholden to...
    on Sep 26, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

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