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  • I am indebted to you for your hospitality.
  • I am indebted to researchers who laid the foundation for my work.
  • The group of heavily indebted countries are asking for debt forgiveness.
  • [P]eople know how much they are indebted to the soldiers.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front

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  • For the ease with which I passed the year, I was, however, somewhat indebted to the society of my fellow-slaves.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • But I am particularly indebted to you, sir, both for your kind words about An Imperial Affliction and for taking the time to tell me that the book, and here I quote you directly, "meant a great deal" to you.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • I’m indebted to John Ware, my superb agent.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • He will take my last penny from me, he will marry, will enjoy life, will gamble on the Exchange; while I shall look at him with envy like a beggar, and hear from him every day the same sentence: "I am indebted to you for the happiness of my life, let me help you!"
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Bet
  • The idea that I owed you something made me sick. I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I was going to vomit. Indebted to a Stiff? It’s ridiculous.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Desi has ensured I will be forever indebted to him.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • Mae did so, and though Annie insisted she pulled no strings, Mae was sure that Annie had, and she felt indebted beyond all measure.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "So you know to whom you’ll be eternally indebted?"
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I let him know a hurt had been mended in a way that he couldn’t have known, and for that alone there would always be a piece of me indebted to him.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • We are indebted to them for our finances and our future.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Heavily indebted in tone to the opening passages of All the King’s Men, using similar rhythms and even the same second-person singular to achieve the effect of the author grabbing the reader by the lapels, the passage was, I knew, to say the least, derivative, yet I also knew that there was much in it that was powerful and fresh.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • And if we meet again, you’ll find I’m not my cheeriest when I feel indebted."
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • To the rest of my wonderful family, I remain indebted and grateful to each and every one of you.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • And stand indebted, over and above, In love and service to you evermore.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • She had reminded him of what was quite true; he had been indebted to her father for the first steps in his career.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I am most obviously indebted to Mr. Patel.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • I am immensely indebted to you.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • From something that he told me in our journey hither, I have reason to think Bingley very much indebted to him.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • I am very much indebted to you, Dr. Mortimer, for introducing me to a problem which presents several interesting alternatives.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Colonel Cathcart was greatly indebted to Colonel Korn and did not like him at all.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • I have already said, that for my prospering there, I am sensible I may be indebted to you, sir.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • To the other friend I am also deeply indebted.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • To what, then, are we indebted for our safety?
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • My dear Athos, I shall no longer count the number of times I am indebted to you for my life.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • I’m indebted to Curt for requesting me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • It’s a wonderful moment and a rare one and I’m certainly indebted.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • And, indeed, this he performed very faithfully in a few days, making himself indebted to me 470 moidores of gold, over and above what had been lost at sea, after I had left the place.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • ’Really, Ernest,’ I said, ’we are indebted to you.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The people to whom she was indebted made "scenes" and gave her no peace.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • My mother had died opening, then quickly closing, Apophis’s prison; so naturally Bast felt indebted to our parents.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • But I must say, I am increasingly indebted to you for your hospitality.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • And the couple is forever indebted to her benevolence.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • And as for my exact knowledge of the bones of the leviathan in their gigantic, full grown development, for that rare knowledge I am indebted to my late royal friend Tranquo, king of Tranque, one of the Arsacides.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • To Mr. John Knightley was she indebted for her first idea on the subject, for the first start of its possibility.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I did not want to be indebted to Kunthi, or to her son.
    Kamala Markandaya  --  Nectar in a Sieve
  • It may hate him who dares to scrutinise and expose — to rase the gilding, and show base metal under it — to penetrate the sepulchre, and reveal charnel relics: but hate as it will, it is indebted to him.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • "My friends," I replied, very moved, "we’re bound to each other forever, and I’m deeply indebted to you—"
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The account of this feature of Odysseus’ travels is indebted to the article by Stephen Scully, "Doubling in the Tale of Odysseus," Classical World (July-August 1987), 401-17.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • To this good grandmother I was indebted for many comforts.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • I am indeed indebted to you.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • I am also indebted to Marianne Gingher and Bland Simpson at UNC-Chapel Hill, who gave me the second best job I’ve ever had and, more importantly, continue to understand why writing is the first.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Third Wife was of course indebted to Second Wife for arranging this, so there was no argument over management of the household.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • To all of them, I am grateful and indebted.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • She gave my mother such a turn, that I have always been convinced I am indebted to Miss Betsey for having been born on a Friday.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I dare say I may speak without boasting, when I say that many in this room are indebted to me for liberty, if not for life.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • We are indebted to the numerous writers and researchers whose works have been indispensable to our own perspective on the period.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
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