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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.
Even with your high standard of duty, it would be asking too much.
Nothing which you can ask me in the name of duty is too much.
I've looked at the matter from every point of view--and I've been driven to the conclusion that it is my duty to tell Leslie that I believe it is possible that Dick can be restored to himself; there my responsibility ends.
It is therefore my duty to tell her that there is such a possibility.
Duty had conquered; the spirit had said to the body: "Peace, be still.
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.
It is the proper office of the latter, as it is his duty to amend these faults; the traveler being bound in justice to look at the good as well as the evil.
I would be a poor wife for an English lord were I to be responsible for his shirking a plain duty.
In three minutes the Vicar was on horseback again, having gone magnanimously through a duty much harder than the renunciation of whist, or even than the writing of penitential meditations.
It's always easy to find excuses for shirking one's duty.
And I was very ill grieved, Miss Grey; but I went to my seat, and I tried to do my duty as aforetime: but I like got no peace.
Nature, while imposing this agreeable duty on the woman, weakens her and disables her for any serious competition with man.
The hours fly by shut up with those catalogues and with Duty snarling on the other side of the door.