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morally binding or necessary

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and he felt it incumbent on him, as a king and an ally, to confer on state affairs with Alexander's envoy.
They formed the design of a great Confederacy, which it is incumbent on their successors to improve and perpetuate.
As to her YOUNGER daughters, she could not take upon her to say-- she could not positively answer-- but she did not KNOW of any prepossession; her ELDEST daughter, she must just mention-- she felt it incumbent on her to hint, was likely to be very soon engaged.
Weston, "as I took Miss Taylor away, it is incumbent on me to supply her place, if I can; and I will step to Mrs.
Jones had never less inclination to an amour than at present; but gallantry to the ladies was among his principles of honour; and he held it as much incumbent on him to accept a challenge to love, as if it had been a challenge to fight.