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 for Beholden
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Behold \Be*hold"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Beheld(p. p. formerly
     Beholden, now used only as a p. a.); p. pr. & vb. n.
     Beholding.] [OE. bihalden, biholden, AS. behealdan to hold,
     have in sight; pref. be- + healdan to hold, keep; akin to G.
     behalten to hold, keep. See Hold.]
     To have in sight; to see clearly; to look at; to regard with
     the eyes.
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           When he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. --Num.
                                                    xxi. 9.
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           Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of
           the world.                               --John. i. 29.
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     Syn: To scan; gaze; regard; descry; view; discern.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Beholden \Be*hold"en\, p. a. [Old p. p. of behold, used in the
     primitive sense of the simple verb hold.]
     Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
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           But being so beholden to the Prince.     --Tennyson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: under a moral obligation to someone

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "beholden":
     acknowledging, appreciative, beholden to, bound, bounden,
     bounden to, cognizant of, committed, crediting, duty-bound,
     grateful, in debt, in duty bound, indebted, indebted to,
     much obliged, obligate, obligated, obliged, obliged to, pledged,
     saddled, sensible, thankful, tied, under obligation

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