Beholdingness Be*hold"ing*ness, n., The state of being obliged or beholden. [Obs.] --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

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  • beholdenness — † beholdenness see beholdingness. [Richardson s pretended quotation of beholdenness from Sir P. Sidney is a double error, reprehensibly copied by subsequent dictionaries: the quotation is from R. Beling (1628), and the word is beholdingnesse, q.v …   Useful english dictionary

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