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  • n. Obsolete spelling of duty.


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  • Iustices shall take of them no kind of dutie, for matters of law no where throughout all our realmes.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Legally theories which always cite to abstract conceptions of rights and dutie without ever considering empirical observations about human experience are prone to getting into the same difficulties that the Inquisitors got into with Galileo.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Tort Liability:

  • The little things are always over looked. to apperciate life a bit better I must and I see it as my dutie to write about those things less looked at.

    The way I Write

  • But, while he yet asserted her innocence, he endeavoured to do so with the temper, which was due to the presence of a father; and, though he maintained the independence of a man, he was equally anxious to preserve inviolate the dutie of a son.

    The Italian

  • Holy Sir, if you love me according as you protest, and manifest by your outward behaviour: I am the more to thanke you for it, being bound in dutie to love you likewise.

    The Decameron

  • But yet of a certainty, if you would be obedient to me, as you ought in dutie unto a true King: I should grant you a liberall freedome of that, wherein you take the most delight, and without which, our choisest desires can never be compleate.

    The Decameron

  • No Sir, sayde she, but if I did, I am sure he would not disclose it to you, except hee suffered you to bee there present, which is an Article beyonde his dutie.

    The Decameron

  • Faire Ladies, it were an heavy burthen imposed on me, and a matter much surmounting my capacity, if I should vainely imagine, to content you with so pleasing a Novell, as those have already done, by you so singularly reported: neverthelesse, I must discharge my dutie, and take my fortune as it fals, albeit I hope to finde you mercifull.

    The Decameron

  • But those high and supreame powers, more carefull of my dutie, then I my selfe: even at the very instant, and when it was most needfull, opened the eyes of my better understanding, which internall envy had closed up before.

    The Decameron

  • In this manner the honest Gentlewoman discharged her dutie, and rid her selfe of the Provosts importunity: Ciutazza had

    The Decameron


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