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Synonyms for dutiful

Synonyms for dutiful

marked by courteous submission or respect

Synonyms for dutiful

willingly obedient out of a sense of duty and respect


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He was a good citizen, a dutiful son, and would certainly have made an excellent husband.
Turveydrop said this in quite a pious manner, and it seemed to do his son good, who, in parting from him, was so pleased with him, so dutiful to him, and so proud of him that I almost felt as if it were an unkindness to the younger man not to be able to believe implicitly in the elder.
Thorpe's lodgings, and the feelings of the discerning and unprejudiced reader of Camilla gave way to the feelings of the dutiful and affectionate son, as they met Mrs.
The tomb of Joseph, the dutiful son, the affectionate, forgiving brother, the virtuous man, the wise Prince and ruler.
Robert Strickland has "interpreted" all the facts in his father's life which a dutiful son might find it inconvenient to remember must surely lead him in the fullness of time to the highest dignities of the Church.
Gania used to grind his teeth with rage over the state of affairs; though he was anxious to be dutiful and polite to his mother.
And if the will and letter are not destroyed, then you will have nothing but the consolation of having been dutiful et tout ce qui s'ensuit
Well, he had given my mother the look which in the ball-room means, 'Ask me for this waltz,' and she ettled to do it, but felt that her more dutiful course was to sit out the dance with this other less entertaining partner.
She then remarked, in a devout spirit, that she thanked Heaven she had always found in her daughter May, a dutiful and obedient child; for which she took no credit to herself, though she had every reason to believe it was entirely owing to herself.
There, among the ordinary readers of the day, was a dutiful and affectionate daughter following the dreadful story of the death of her father by murder, and believing it to be the story of a stranger--because she loved and trusted the person whose short-sighted mercy had deceived her.
Come," she said in a voice that had the music of all the bells of his flock--"come, thou art not to worship me, who am no goddess, but if thou art truthful and dutiful I will abide with thee.
His mother, evidently, was quite delighted with his dutiful attentions and newly-acquired domestic habits.
But he didn't disdain it; I believe he cared for me, but he was a dutiful son.
I don't think I ever felt what a good dutiful daughter I had, so strongly as I felt it at that moment.
A few days after he brought the writings of gift, and the scrivener with them, and I signed them very freely, and delivered them to him with a hundred kisses; for sure nothing ever passed between a mother and a tender, dutiful child with more affection.