Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun The state of being dutiful

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  • noun piety by virtue of devotion to duty

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Examples

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • These denominations view that sort of dutifulness as sufficient.

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  • 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.

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

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  • 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. —

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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. —

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