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dooh tee fuh lee

  • r  out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner
    he dutifully visited his mother every Sunday

  • She endured the expected teasing over this indignity, but dutifully lugged the name through high school, apologizing for it each time she introduced herself in a new town.
  • He dutifully served as a cadet in Britain's Royal Navy, dutifully married a bush-league Bourbon princess, begat two daughters and a son.
  • Watching her classmates dutifully undertake their assignment by emoting oak, willow and birch, Zhang stood rooted to the groundbut in a distinctly untreelike fashion.
News & Articles

  • Basketball: The 'Ultimate Contradiction'
    No matter who is playing, the art of basketball is a paradox for fans. "In basketball, as in life, we may dutifully celebrate the aggregate, but we're always spellbound by the exceptional," says Frank Deford.
    June 12, 2013 - NPR
  • Buzzkill: Almost 40 percent of designated drivers drink
    Designated drivers volunteer to be the responsible ones for the night, dutifully sipping club soda for a few hours and then safely ferrying their silly, wasted friends back home from the bar. But a new study finds that about 40 percent of designated drivers drink – and almost 20 percent of all designated drivers drink enough to significantly impair their ability to drive.This news should be ...
    June 10, 2013 - MSNBC
  • The National: Tiny Desk Concert
    Watch the band perform acoustic arrangements of four songs from its new album, Trouble Will Find Me . Though singer Matt Berninger had barely rested his voice from a show in the area the night before, the septet dutifully gives a lush, gorgeous performance.
    June 10, 2013 - NPR

  • Dana Perino in Washington Post
    He dutifully pretended to be surprised,press secretary Dana Perino said.
  • Miriam Defensor-Santiago in Philippine Star
    I was being polite, and dutifully observed protocol by first requesting for waiver of WB confidentiality. All I got for my pains was a summary refusal,Santiago said after WB Country Director Bert Hofman spurned her request for a copy of the...
  • Michelle Malkin in CNN
    Blogger Michelle Malkin, in a story on the conservative Web site TownHall.com on Wednesday, said that if Hughes "had more time, she probably would have remembered to ask Obama to fill up her gas tank, too." "The soul-fixer dutifully asked her...

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