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Word: dutiful

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


Sentences Containing 'dutiful'

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.
I, as a tender father''``And I as a dutiful son, as they choose that I shall be descended from you.''
Close to him, dressed in entirely new clothes, advanced smilingly Count Andrea Cavalcanti, the dutiful son, whom we also know.
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.
Neither was I surprised when, on the very next day, Uriah, like a dutiful son, brought his worthy mother to take possession.

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