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incumbent
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War and Peace
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incumbent
Used in
War and Peace
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  • But royaute oblige! * and he felt it incumbent on him, as a king and an ally, to confer on state affairs with Alexander's envoy.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Balashev, feeling it incumbent on him to reply, said that from the Russian side things did not appear in so gloomy a light.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had never danced like that in Moscow and would even have considered such a very free and easy manner improper and in bad form, but here he felt it incumbent on him to astonish them all by something unusual, something they would have to accept as the regular thing in the capital though new to them in the provinces.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: is the incumbent
as in: incumbent upon her to
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