from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an undutiful manner; not according to duty; in a disobedient manner.


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  • They were merely old, and their children had undutifully failed to grow up and give them a place by the fire.


  • Fabius who marry'd my Aunt; and as I should do unworthily by her, so I should act undutifully towards my Father, he having promis'd me to my


  • Mr. Winkle was too anxious to hear what was to follow to express much wonderment at this extraordinary coincidence, marvellous as it was; so Mr. Ben Allen, after a tear or two, went on to say that, notwithstanding all his esteem and respect and veneration for his friend, Arabella had unaccountably and undutifully evinced the most determined antipathy to his person.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • But you will guess at my thoughts of what he said — so much passionate love, lip-deep! so prudent, and so dutifully patient at heart to a relation he had till now so undutifully despised! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • He laughed most undutifully and then his face twitched grimly.

    The Arrow of Gold

  • Heaven bless her! though she, Rebecca, had seemed to act undutifully towards Miss Crawley; yet was not her fault a natural and excusable one?

    XXV. In Which All the Principal Personages Think Fit to Leave Brighton

  • "Oh, mother, cut out that 'peculiar' business -- it makes me tired!" said Garth undutifully.

    The Next of Kin Those who Wait and Wonder

  • Therefore she undutifully abandoned herself to a pleasurable review of events whilst waiting for the next act in the day's play to begin.

    The Forfeit

  • Belinda rose noisily and gathering up her untidy books, thrust them back in a heap on the shelf, and putting on her hat stood at the door commenting undutifully upon her parents, and shrilly demanding of the small Wheelers whether they were coming or whether she was to stay there all night.

    A Master Of Craft

  • Secondly: there are always some unforeseen possibilities in every situation, and though she had listened carefully to Mr. Van Broecklyn's directions and was sure that she knew them by heart, she wished she had kissed her father more tenderly in leaving him that night for the ball, and that she had not pouted so undutifully at some harsh stricture he had made.

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