Usage examples for dutiful

  1. In this silence you have acted as an honourable lover should towards her; as a dutiful son should act towards his parents. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  2. He has never intimated even to his best friend that the young man was anything but the best and most dutiful son that ever lived. – Emerson's Wife and Other Western Stories Emerson's Wife -- Colonel Kate's Protégée -- The Kid of Apache Teju -- A Blaze on Pard Huff -- How Colonel Kate Won Her Spurs -- Hollyhocks -- The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Johnson Sides -- A Piece of Wreckag by Florence Finch Kelly
  3. If I had always been dutiful to him while he was alive, I would not shed one tear for him now that he is gone- but I would thank Heaven that he has escaped from his creditors. – Nature and Art by Mrs. Inchbald
  4. In her bosom, young as she was, could I repose all my griefs- sure of receiving from her prudence and advice as well as comfort; and both insinuated in so dutiful a manner, that it was impossible to take those exceptions which the distance of years and character between a mother and a daughter would have made one apprehensive of from any other daughter. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  5. So weary was poor Sam that Ike and Wah Shin might have slept through the night without his knowing it, but it did not require his watchful presence to make them dutiful. – Lost in the Cañon by Alfred R. Calhoun
  6. I was born upon the roads, and so was my father before me, and my mother too; and I worked with them as long as they lived, as a dutiful child, for I have nothing to reproach myself with on their account; and when my father died I took up the business, and went his beat, and supported my mother for the little time she lived; and when she died I married this young woman, who was not born upon the roads, but was a small tradesman's daughter, at Gloster. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  7. Some people would have been afraid of him, because of his unpleasant noises, but Peter and Mary loved him like dutiful grandchildren. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  8. There is no weapon so useful in the hands of a dutiful child as some chronic complaint of its parent. – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  9. Mrs. Ducksmith, dutiful and silent, turned away also. – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  10. Yet this admirable woman did not cease to fulfil her part as a dutiful and helpful wife. – Roman Women Woman: In All Ages and in All Countries, Volume 2 (of 10) by Alfred Brittain
  11. All the ladies of the Court, by whom Rosette had never yet been seen, now hastened to pay their dutiful respects. – Old-Time Stories by Charles Perrault
  12. Obviously my dutiful servant desired me to rise and enjoy the full benefit of the beautiful day. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  13. They may not have either money, or property, or learning, or power; and yet they may be strong in heart and rich in spirit- honest, truthful, dutiful. – Character by Samuel Smiles
  14. The legend of that dutiful son interested me very much, and I am pleased to know that my necklace had such a brilliant destiny. – The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
  15. Like a dutiful husband, he always included his wife in the expeditions. – The Husbands of Edith by George Barr McCutcheon
  16. If, more particularly, they praised her dutiful behaviour to us, we said, she knew not how to offend. – Clarissa, Volume 4 (of 9) History Of A Young Lady by Samuel Richardson
  17. Well, that's- dutiful, isn't it? – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  18. " Nor do I, for the Emperor bids me return, and I am dutiful. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  19. Not I, my dear, only to congratulate you on being such a good, dutiful girl, and obeying our sweetly- affectionate, care- taking, washed- out old aunts. – A Double Knot by George Manville Fenn