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Definition to be grateful for a favor; or to owe money; or to be in the position of owing a debt of gratitude
  • I am indebted to you for your hospitality.
indebted = to be grateful for a favor
  • I am indebted to researchers who laid the foundation for my work.
  • indebted = grateful
  • The group of heavily indebted countries are asking for debt forgiveness.
  • I'm indebted to John Ware, my superb agent.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • indebted = grateful
  • 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
  • indebted = in the position of owing a debt of gratitude
  • [P]eople know how much they are indebted to the soldiers.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • indebted = in the position of owing a debt of gratitude
  • 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
  • indebted = grateful
  • 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
  • indebted = in the position of owing a debt of gratitude
  • 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
  • indebted = grateful
  • For the precision of her blue pencil, I am indebted to Lisa R. Lester.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • To the other friend I am also deeply indebted.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • 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 indebted ourselves to her when she saved our brother, a debt I will gladly pay.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • As it is entirely to your wisdom and conduct, the United States are indebted for the late success of your arms.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • To all of them, I am grateful and indebted.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • 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
  • That wee have of Geometry, which is the Mother of all Naturall Science, wee are not indebted for it to the Schools.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • He added with the air of a profound thinker, "One is indebted sometimes to fortune, sometimes to ruse, for the happy issue of great enterprises."
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "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
  • And stand indebted, over and above, In love and service to you evermore.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice

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