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  • adjective Compelled by duty.

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Examples

  • Channel Four says it feels "dutybound" to examine on what ground Gordon Brown says of the 100 servicemen who died in Afghanistan that "they have paid the ultimate price but they have achieved something of lasting value."

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Channel Four says it feels "dutybound" to examine on what ground Gordon Brown says of the 100 servicemen who died in Afghanistan that "they have paid the ultimate price but they have achieved something of lasting value."

    An Afghanistan progress report

  • In the wake of the Pakistan Marriott bombing, for example, every hotelier in the world -- except maybe in North Korea -- is dutybound to reexamine security procedures.

    James Pinkerton: Liberty For Not-All: Rethinking "The Global War on Terror"

  • Joe Wilson's stand has always been that he's not a journalist protected by any reporter's privilege, and is dutybound to repeat anything he was told off the record, as when Matthews phoned him a week after the notorious Bob Novak column to say "I just got off the phone with Karl Rove, who said your wife was fair game."

    David Fiderer: Does Chris Matthews Want to Keep the Democrats from Getting a Majority in the Senate?

  • If we feel soooooo proud and dutybound to spread democracy around the world (including to oil laden places that did not have WMD or anything to do with 9/11), then perhaps as a nation we should practice what we preach.

    Think Progress » Former Intel Chairman Graham: White House Made ‘No Reference’ to NSA Program In Briefings

  • Too much longer in this apartment, in the dutybound company of R. Jennie, and she might change her mind about Eliton's dream of bringing robots back.

    Mirage

  • The SANDF was dutybound to promote a common sense of nationhood and patriotism.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • For someone as dedicated, principled, and dutybound as she is, having to get up and cook breakfast every morning for Pegasus would have been pretty devastating.

    Ancestral Passions

  • For someone as dedicated, principled, and dutybound as she is, having to get up and cook breakfast every morning for Pegasus would have been pretty devastating.

    Ancestral Passions

  • While we are dutybound to protect the embassies, we cannot use excessive violence.

    Radio Cadena Nacional Interview

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