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    beholden - Dictionary definition and meaning for word beholden

    (adj) under a moral obligation to someone
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for beholden

beholden --be+hold--> HOLDING somebody's feet to THANK him.

BEHOLDEN=(BE)st thing in someone's HOLD. so u r in a moral obligation to give him what he wants and get ur precious thing back. always try to make a story out of a word. best of luck

Behold is stated like someone has hold on you as you are having debts.

someone HOLDed your hand all through yr difficult times.. so u are now indebted and obligated to him.

Famous line "Beauty lies in the eye of BEHOLDER",who is thankful, indebted.

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