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be the duty of or be someone's duty

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off duty

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on duty

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an act or course of action that is demanded of one, as by position, custom, law, or religion

a piece of work that has been assigned

the condition of being put to use

a compulsory contribution, usually of money, that is required for the support of a government

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But, surely, it seems to me if I am willing to do my duty in seeing that you have proper care and instruction, YOU ought to be willing to do yours by seeing that that care and instruction are not ungratefully wasted."
Certainly I should be very far from doing my duty by you if I should let you appear out in any one of them."
"Suppose it was consistent with your duty," pleaded Sir Patrick, "to be relieved at your post?
Even with your high standard of duty, it would be asking too much."
"Your poetry hasn't a very nice idea in it for a good little girl who ought to love duty."
When Joy and Duty clash, 'T is Joy must go to smash."
It is therefore my duty to tell her that there is such a possibility.
And it's the first duty of a man to tell the truth, as he sees it and believes it."
The duty of the soldier was plain: the man must be shot dead from ambush - without warning, without a moment's spiritual preparation, with never so much as an unspoken prayer, he must be sent to his account.
In his memory, as if they were a divine mandate, rang the words of his father at their parting: "Whatever may occur, do what you conceive to be your duty." He was calm now.
At least, I never heard he was employed about any publication, and, to own the truth, he does not appear to me to be particularly qualified for such a duty, either by native capacity, or, its substitute, education."
"Duty is duty, John, and no amount of sophistries may change it.
"Of course, if I am obliged to be a clergyman, I shall try and do my duty, though I mayn't like it.
It's always easy to find excuses for shirking one's duty."
Nature, while imposing this agreeable duty on the woman, weakens her and disables her for any serious competition with man.