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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A reverence was born insisting Polly's story eventually be committed to paper; a tale honour-bound to reference another great filly, Sceptre.
Parliament voted to invoke article 50 because it felt honour-bound to respect the referendum result, but while May remains wedded to her red lines it cannot deliver it and the result is a two-year long, democratic crisis.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Nov 26 (ANI): Remembering those who lost their lives in the deadly terror attacks that shook Mumbai on November 26, 2008, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that India remains "honour-bound" to defeating terrorism.
So, three months on, honour-bound by the oath we swore to not let this happen again to any other child, we must ask whether our professed resolve was not merely reflexive.
"My instructors made clear that if I believed I could not do that, I would be honour-bound to resign.
| If you spotted the find and could shout "Bags I half" or "Bags I quarters" before the finder shouted he was honour-bound to shell out.
He said the Irish thrived in Newcastle and the North East so when war broke out, even though many had built themselves a comfortable life, they felt honour-bound to join up.
He said the Irish thrived in Newcastle and the North East, so when war broke out, even though many had built themselves a comfortable life, they felt honour-bound to join up.
But the Mancunian feels honour-bound to fight mandatory challenger Ismael Barroso at Manchester Arena on May 7 in his first defence.
As the resident GulfWeekly YouthTalk correspondent, I feel honour-bound to set the record straight.
Another major figure is a German officer - played by Thomas Kretschmann, the best-known member of the cast - who is sick of war but honour-bound to continue to do his duty.
He said: "I don't want to believe it's deliberate but if you invite one living ex-Prime Minister, you are honour-bound to invite the rest."