beholden to a base that, like a capricious autocrat, will turn against them at the slightest provocation.
The religious parties themselves are not, contrary to popular assumption, beholden only to right-wing parties.
Stille shows how his family, like all families, is beholden to elements both large and small.
I had been too beholden to literary orthodoxy, too insistent that the narrative obey the strictures of reality.
Its members would not be beholden to any special interest groups, at all, for their selection.
Many a man before had offered her gifts, and she had refused them every one; for she had no wish to be beholden to any man.
Then, sinking before him in a deep courtesy, "I am beholden to you," she said.
This venerable dame appeared to gaze at the spectator from whatsoever situation she was beholden.
You may be assured, that I will sooner be beholden to you, than to any body living.
“I am beholden to you, Master Salkeld,” he said, when I had done.