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  • n. The state of being dutiful

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being dutiful; submission to just authority; habitual performance of duty.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. piety by virtue of devotion to duty

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Examples

  • She was given to dutifulness, religious and artistic, and this strengthened her.

    Touched by Evil

  • These denominations view that sort of dutifulness as sufficient.

    Matthew Yglesias » Misfortune?

  • Great Regulars: One senses that the father has always taken the older son's dutifulness for granted, and that, perhaps, the older son has been so dutiful in order to win some greater measure of his father's love and approval.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • The young Count adores her, and maintains her in her position with dutifulness worthy of all praise, and he is extremely good to his brother and sister. —

    Gobseck

  • Such a course can be taken without detriment to justice and dutifulness, nay, it is the one which a just and dutiful man would adopt.

    Theologico-Political Treatise

  • It may be that Sutherland felt a need to compensate for previous injustices in the writing of this biography, but one sometimes has the sense that his dutifulness became a chore to him.

    A Nice Bloody Fool

  • It was downtempo weather that fit the air of dutifulness which surrounded the event.

    McCain’s Relaunch: Quick First Reaction - Swampland - TIME.com

  • I watch as many people who identify with this group swallow lies whole and glory in their dutifulness to authority in doing so.

    What Happens When Crying Wolf Isn't Working?

  • Indeed, my dear, - said I, you do not, in this point, treat your father and mother with the dutifulness that tlieir indul-gence deserves.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • A bizarre argument to construe YK as Comintern VIII, especially when the right wing echo chamber deploys its talking points on radio, tv, and blogosphere with rigidity, dutifulness, and ceaseless repetition.

    Firedoglake » Late Nite FDL: What Was Your YK Experience?

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