INCUMBENT in a Sentence

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incumbent
 a.  imposed as an obligation or duty; currently holding an office
Classic Sentence:
1  I am but the incumbent of a poor country parish: my aid must be of the humblest sort.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
2  For about three years I heard little of him; but on the decease of the incumbent of the living which had been designed for him, he applied to me again by letter for the presentation.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
3  But before doing so, there were a few words that he felt it incumbent upon him to say.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
4  With the prospect of spending at least two months at Uppercross, it was highly incumbent on her to clothe her imagination, her memory, and all her ideas in as much of Uppercross as possible.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
5  I have felt it incumbent upon me, Master Copperfield,' said Uriah, 'to point out to Doctor Strong what you and me have already talked about.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
6  Heyward felt it had now become incumbent on him to act.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
7  Balashev, feeling it incumbent on him to reply, said that from the Russian side things did not appear in so gloomy a light.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VI
8  The power, then, that parents have over their children, arises from that duty which is incumbent on them, to take care of their off-spring, during the imperfect state of childhood.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Example Sentence:
1  He defeated the incumbent governor by a large plurality.
2  The incumbent president faces problems which began many years before he took office.
3  In one of the most closely watched races in the country, he defeated incumbent Republican Andrea Seastrand in a bitter rematch.
4  Voters see the same old candidates year after year and figure that the incumbent is usually a lock in a vast number of congressional districts.
5  The party locked arms with the third force, a regional outfit called the Janata Dal-Secular; the pairing of two parties thus claimed the right to replace the incumbent from them as chief minister.