• WordNet 3.6
    • adj indebted owing gratitude or recognition to another for help or favors etc
    • adj indebted under a legal obligation to someone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Indebted Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden. "By owing, owes not, but still pays, at once Indebted and discharged."
    • Indebted Placed under obligation for something received, for which restitution or gratitude is due; as, we are indebted to our parents for their care of us in infancy; indebted to friends for help and encouragement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • indebted Owing; being under a debt or obligation; having incurred a debt; held to payment or requital.
    • indebted Beholden; under obligation; owing gratitude, care, recognition, and the like.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Indebted in-det′ed being in debt: obliged by something received
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  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The world is indebted for all triumphs which have been gained by reason and humanity over error and oppression.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The greatest genius is the most indebted person.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “The right honorable gentlemen is indebted to his memory for his jokes and his imagination for his facts.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “He is indebted to his memory for his jests and to his imagination for his facts.”
  • David Garrick
    David Garrick
    “You are indebted to you imagination for three-fourths of your importance.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    “The Right Honourable Gentleman is indebted to his memory for his jests, and to his imagination for his facts.”


In literature:

We are indebted to Huber for the discovery of the use made by the bees of pollen.
"Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee" by L. L. Langstroth
It is to Mademoiselle Melanie that she is indebted for all her social success.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
All his debtors, all the friends of his purse, leap with joy; he seems at once outlawed, especially to those who are indebted to him.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
To her and others I am indebted for the repetition of many a remark that escaped me.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
I am indebted to Bob for my life.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 54, No. 338, December 1843" by Various
The party examined this canal, to which the place is so much indebted for its present appearance, as well as no little of its prosperity.
"Asiatic Breezes" by Oliver Optic
To this opinion they were indebted for a veneration greater than that entertained for the gods themselves.
"A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2" by Otto von Kotzebue
For these statistics we are indebted to the narrative of Mr Jukes.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, Number 385. November, 1847." by Various
It is to you, Sir, that I am indebted for suggesting them.
"New observations on the natural history of bees" by Francis Huber
Each star shines by its own light and is not indebted to the sun.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball

In poetry:

I a thousand lives would offer:
Since to God I 'm so indebted
That I 'll think myself too happy
If 't is given for Him.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"How many hats, and 'upper Bens,' and new coats,
How many wretched duckings hast thou saved me
Well--I have done--but must be still indebted
To my umbrella!"
"My Umbrella" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
The Lord is not bound any pity to shew;
For none is to man, nor shall ever be, due:
But all men are bound to adore him alone;
All to him are indebted, but he unto none.
"Another Piece Of Advice To Sinners To Come To Christ" by Rees Prichard
"In the matter of Treason the pig would appear
To have aided, but scarcely abetted:
While the charge of Insolvency fails, it is clear,
If you grant the plea 'never indebted.'
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
All are indebted much to thee,
But I far more than all,
From many a deadly snare set free,
And raised from many a fall.
Overwhelm me, from above,
Daily, with thy boundless love.
"Gratitude And Love To God" by William Cowper
She was Thine when unborn ere the day of her breathing,
With wisdom and knowledge by Thee she was fed,
And to Thee for her ordinance looks, and subsistence,
Indebted to Thee for her water and bread.
"My Soul Shall Declare" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol

In news:

Anton Chekhov 's early drama "Ivanov" centers on a very unhappy, heavily indebted Russian landowner in the 1880s.
With no boost in housing prices or Social Security benefits, indebted seniors face a squeeze.
"I am indebted to no man" was stenciled above a black and white picture of Michigan's only president.
Zimbabwe state radio says the nation's indebted airline plans to resume international flights by Oct 31 to avert an IATA ban on flying foreign routes.
' Indebted ,' 'Dancer' top Raindance Fest.
Newt Gingrich Tops List of America's Most Indebted Politicians.
Indebted mom wants to buy me a TV.
Brazil's lessons for indebted Europe.
Take a look at Europe's most indebted nations.
Most & Least Indebted States.
American forever indebted to Iraqi friend.
Incoming head of Boston's indebted MBTA seeks 'reinvestment' in public transportation.
Killington Markets Indebted Golf Course.
Anton Chekhov's early drama " Ivanov " centers on a very unhappy, heavily indebted Russian landowner in the 1880s.
Liturgy 's 2009 album Renihilation is an ecstatic, ferocious, and brainy blast of black-metal art, indebted as much to medieval religious music and minimalism as it is to Darkthrone and Burzum.

In science:

Author is indebted to participants of the PNPI Winter school for stimulating discussions, and to F.V.
On 't Hooft's representation of the \beta-function
We are particularly indebted to Veronika Hubeny for making us realize a crucial mistake in an earlier version of this paper.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
As noted above, we are clearly very much indebted to Hacon’s paper [Hac]. L.
GV-sheaves, Fourier-Mukai transform, and Generic Vanishing
Acknowledgements We are indebted to Errico Presutti who gave us years ago the expression of the random functional, see (2.46).
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: weak large deviations principle
He is also indebted to Professor Alexander Premet for explaining to him how to use the arguments of 4.1.5 to deal with the non-graded simple Lie algebras.
Generators of simple Lie algebras in arbitrary characteristics