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Word: dutiful

Definition: (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)


Sentences Containing 'dutiful'

"Sailor Moon" is described largely in terms of its characters—a sustained, 18-volume narrative about a group of young heroines who are simultaneously heroic and introspective, active and emotional, dutiful and ambitious.
A word of encouragement and explanation, of pity for my childish ignorance, of welcome home, of reassurance to me that it was home, might have made me dutiful to him in my heart henceforth, instead of in my hypocritical outside, and might have made me respect instead of hate him.
Close to him, dressed in entirely new clothes, advanced smilingly Count Andrea Cavalcanti, the dutiful son, whom we also know.
Delilah is offered 20% of the profits, but declines and chooses to remain Bea's dutiful servant.
Following the capture of his father, Antigonus proved himself a dutiful son.
His fiancee played by Lakshmi sets out to investigate along with some of his dutiful students.
I, as a tender father''``And I as a dutiful son, as they choose that I shall be descended from you.''
In his sale catalog for the illustrious 18th-century art collector Pierre-Jean Mariette, he signed it as 'your very humble and very dutiful great-great-grand-son'.
Neither was I surprised when, on the very next day, Uriah, like a dutiful son, brought his worthy mother to take possession.
The call to armed insurrection was also echoed by father Melkhysedek Zacko-Yavorsky the igumen of the Motrynsky Monastery where Zaliznyak had become a dutiful novice.
The original text, derived from the "Dies irae" sequence, is as follows: "Pie" is the vocative of the word "pius" ("pious", "dutiful to one's parent or God").
The reason for the delay was due to courier officials' dutiful following of the handbook "Bureaucratic System of the Ming Dynasty" ("Da Ming guanzhi"), which was used to calculate through geomantic principles which days were auspicious to depart on and which days were not.
The style, 'lord in Parliament' was a necessary legal precaution required by the King so as to insist upon a dutiful and loyal, pliant nobleman in his High Court of Westminster Hall.
You've got a dutiful mother, you have, my son.
Young Jerry relieved his father with dutiful interest, and reported No job in his absence.

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