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Definitionto be grateful for a favor; or to owe money; or to be in the position of owing a debt of gratitude
- To Mr. John Knightley was she indebted for her first idea on the subject, for the first start of its possibility.1.15-16 -- Volume 1 Chapters 15-16 (70% in)
- This was Colonel Campbell, who had very highly regarded Fairfax, as an excellent officer and most deserving young man; and farther, had been indebted to him for such attentions, during a severe camp-fever, as he believed had saved his life.2.1-2 -- Volume 2 Chapters 1-2 (58% in)
- The idea of her being indebted to Mrs. Elton for what was called an _introduction_—of her going into public under the auspices of a friend of Mrs. Elton's—probably some vulgar, dashing widow, who, with the help of a boarder, just made a shift to live!2.13-14 -- Volume 2 Chapters 13-14 (70% in)
- Too much indebted to the event for his acquittal.3.15-16 -- Volume 3 Chapters 15-16 (11% in)
There are no more uses of "indebted" in Emma.
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