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incumbent -- as in: incumbent upon her to
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as in: incumbent upon her to Define
necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility
  • It’s incumbent upon her to clean up the mess she created.
  • Lorry felt it incumbent on him to speak a word or two of reassurance.
    Dickens, Charles  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • Heyward felt it had now become incumbent on him to act.
    Cooper, James Fenimore  --  The Last of The Mohicans
  • Of course, while we drank our beer, which I had paid for, it was incumbent on him to listen to me and to talk to me.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn

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  • it is incumbent on them to pay their own debts
  • She ought to cry; she felt it incumbent upon her.
    London, Jack  --  The Game
  • There was a moment’s pause, and then Archer felt it incumbent on him to say: "All right."
    Wharton, Edith  --  The Age of Innocence
  • He nodded gravely, and added with awful emphasis - "I thought it incumbent upon me to do so."
    Bronte, Anne  --  The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • But it was incumbent upon her to go on now.
    Hardy, Thomas  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles - A Pure Woman
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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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