dutifully


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du·ti·ful

 (do͞o′tĭ-fəl, dyo͞o′-)
adj.
1. Careful to fulfill obligations.
2. Expressing or filled with a sense of obligation.

du′ti·ful·ly adv.
du′ti·ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dutifully - out of a sense of duty; in a dutiful manner; "he dutifully visited his mother every Sunday"
Translations

dutifully

[ˈdjuːtɪfəlɪ] ADVobedientemente, sumisamente

dutifully

[ˈdjuːtifʊli] adv (= conscientiously) → consciencieusement

dutifully

advpflichtbewusst; (= obediently)treu und brav; we all laughed dutifullywir alle lachten brav

dutifully

[ˈdjuːtɪfəlɪ] adv (obey, act) → con il dovuto rispetto; (work) → coscienziosamente
References in classic literature ?
A promise of secrecy was of course very dutifully given, but it could not be kept without difficulty; for the curiosity excited by his long absence burst forth in such very direct questions on his return as required some ingenuity to evade, and he was at the same time exercising great self-denial, for he was longing to publish his prosperous love.
In his first letter which came soon after he had left home, Prince Andrew had dutifully asked his father's forgiveness for what he had allowed himself to say and begged to be restored to his favor.
Meantime, I searched, with great interest, the advertising columns of the newspapers, and wrote answers to every 'Wanted a Governess' that appeared at all eligible; but all my letters, as well as the replies, when I got any, were dutifully shown to my mother; and she, to my chagrin, made me reject the situations one after another: these were low people, these were too exacting in their demands, and these too niggardly in their remuneration.
I answered dutifully that I was quite ready to obey, on the condition that he should reimburse me by a trebled allowance for what I should lose by giving up the Art of Caricature, or that Lady Malkinshaw should confer on me the appointment of physician-in-waiting on her, with a handsome salary attached.
But Rose took little interest in pink satin hats and tiny hose, though she sewed dutifully till her aunt caught her wiping tears away with the train of a wedding-dress, and that discovery put an end to the sewing society.
He tried to back out, but dropped his reins and swore dutifully.
Captain Rawdon got an extension of leave on his aunt's illness, and remained dutifully at home.
I handed it dutifully to my aunt, who was in her usual inflexible state of figure; and ventured a remonstrance with her on the subject of her sitting on a box.
The dear little thing," returned Herbert, "holds dutifully to her father as long as he lasts; but he won't last long.
The first wandering of her thought from the text, which she still attempted dutifully to follow with her eyes and silent lips, was into an imaginary enlargement of the defence she had set up for her husband against Priscilla's implied blame.
I give her credit for promoting his going dutifully down to Bath, to fetch his mother; but how will she and the dowager agree in one house?
Her son was also so proud of the circumstance, and so dutifully bent on her deriving the utmost possible gratification from it, that he had invented the pretence that he himself could NOT read writing without spectacles.