Examples of dutiful in a Sentence
the dutiful way he took care of his sick mother
the family showed a dutiful deference to their minister when he came to dinner
Recent Examples of dutiful from the Web
Meg Tilley plays McMahon's dutiful wife, Jeannie, with both pity and compassion.
Unfortunately, the writer and director, Robin Swicord, displays too little originality for the film to seem like anything but a dutiful copy.
McGuire was one of Hollywood’s leading ladies during the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s, often playing the dutiful wife opposite male stars like Burt Lancaster, Robert Young, Gregory Peck and Gary Cooper.
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First Known Use of dutiful
DUTIFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dutiful for English Language Learners
: doing what is expected of you
DUTIFUL Defined for Kids
Definition of dutiful for Students
: doing or showing the willingness to do what is expected or required a dutiful child
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