honour-bound

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honour-bound

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honor-bound

adj
morally obliged
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honour-bound

honor-bound (Am) [ˈɒnəˌbaʊnd] adj to be honour-bound to dodover fare per una questione di onore
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It's our honor-bound duty not only to our mothers, our sisters, our wives and our daughters, who carry the same burden as we do to build the nation and shape its character, but also to the wide world and to our neighbors.
Honor-bound "to the concept of duty, that sacrifice for the good of others is not only laudable, but expected, especially when it comes to family," he is determined to see that justice is again served, even after his investigation soon reveals that some very important people are involved, to his, and his family's, peril.
In the following essay, coeditor Lisa Tendrich Frank argues that General Sherman understood well how abuses of Confederate women in his march across Georgia "directly assaulted and insulted" their honor-bound Confederate menfolk too far away to defend them (127).
Under Afghan tribal tradition, when women appeal for peace, men are honor-bound to listen.
So, I feel honor-bound to remind you that, in the absence of continued leadership in education, others will step in.
Our leaders are honor-bound to support those who suffer from PTSD.
As a card-carrying chocoholic, I felt honor-bound to my readers to find an answer.
For example, the senior intelligence official pointed out, some documents describe in detail rapes and other abuses committed by Saddam's regime -- details that could still haunt living victims in such an honor-bound society as Iraq.
Although project leaders are honor-bound to behave according to the agency standards of conduct, experience has shown that it is best for upper management to verify as well as to trust.
Perlimplin exits, telling her he is honor-bound to kill the would-be lover.
2) In A Red Death Mosley nuances conventions of the hard-boiled private eye genre to the milieu of an urban black protagonist and adheres to the genre's tradition of inner-directed honor-bound heroism.
Hector introduces her to horses; she loves Andromache and Cassandra; and although her loyalties first go to Menelaus and his little son, she also feels honor-bound to do nothing to betray Troy.