dutiful dutiful  /ˈdu ti fəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect

Usage(s):

  1. Instructive tragedy, however, interrupts their romantic interlude, warning them that the way of the uppercrust WASP must remain dutiful and joyless.
  2. Any actor who can retain his charisma in this weird-silly moment--can keep us watching, and admiring his dutiful nonchalance--deserves to be called a movie star.
  3. The memos in the Tower report reveal both Ollie the dutiful Marine and Ollie the renegade cowboy.

News

  1. Mickelson soars to the top in the U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. - For golf pro/dutiful dad Phil Mickelson, it was a long week of flying - roughly 5,600 miles. Add to that an early tee time, and then a 3½-hour storm delay.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Port Clinton News Herald

  2. Mickelson lands the early lead at U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. - For golf pro/dutiful dad Phil Mickelson, it was a long week of flying - roughly 5,600 miles. Add to that an early tee time, and then a 3½-hour storm delay.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

  3. Mickelson takes early lead at U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. — After flying about 5,600 miles this week, golf pro/dutiful dad Phil Mickelson was up to the U.S. Open test across the 6,996-yard length of the course at Merion Golf Club.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

Quotes

  1. Speaking on a day the United Nations sets aside as World Refugee Day, Benedict said accepting refugees was a "dutiful gesture of human solidarity."
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Washington Post

  2. "Saudi Arabia has lost one of its dutiful sons, a leader among the most dear of its leaders and men," said Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
    on Aug 1, 2005 By: Hosni Mubarak Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Among so many people of good will, dutiful priests and loving religious women, bishops and lay people of the Catholic Church who took our social doctrine to heart then can feel vindicated now," George said.
    on Nov 10, 2008 By: Cardinal Francis George Source: The Seeker - Chicago Tribune Blog (blog)

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