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incumbent
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  • She did not mean to have her own affections entangled again, and it would be incumbent on her to avoid any encouragement of his.
  • "Well, sir," cried Mr. 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. Goddard in a moment, if you wish it."

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as in: the incumbent governor Define
the person who currently holds an official position
as in: incumbent upon her to Define
necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility
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