1 I am but the incumbent of a poor country parish: my aid must be of the humblest sort.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte BronteGet 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 AustenGet Context In Chapter 35
3 But before doing so, there were a few words that he felt it incumbent upon him to say.
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.
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 DickensGet 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 CooperGet 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 TolstoyGet 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 LockeGet Context In CHAPTER VI