from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being duteous.

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  • noun The quality of being duteous.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

duteous +‎ -ness


  • He wrote, for example, with a voluminous duteousness, to his parents.

    On the Stairs

  • It was by her brave duteousness that his mutilated body was buried in the chancel of Chelsea Church.

    The Friendships of Women

  • These counteractives are the profound instincts of parental fondness and filial reverence, the first of which tends to make the parents enter into the spiritual states of their children, and to look at things from their point of view; and the second, to make the children, with docile duteousness, adopt as their own the conclusions of their parents.

    The Friendships of Women

  • Poor laddie, what would be outrecuidance in another is but duteousness in him.

    Unknown to History: a story of the captivity of Mary of Scotland

  • The sociologist Daniel Bell has often talked about the "cultural contradictions of capitalism": where industry demands both a docile producer, and a hedonistic consumer, and is perplexed when the desirousness of the second identity saps the duteousness of the first.

    The Play Ethic


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