: owed or owing as a debt
is due a full week's pay
: owed or owing as a natural or moral right
finally got the recognition she was due
give credit where credit is due
everyone's right to dissent … is due the full protection of the Constitution—Nat Hentoff
: according to accepted notions or procedures : appropriate
with all due respect
: capable of being attributed : ascribable —used with to
this advance is partly due to a few men of genius—A. N. Whitehead
: required or expected in the prescribed, normal, or logical course of events : scheduled
The train is due at noon.
When is the baby due?
also : expected to give birth
has a friend who is due in April
: something that rightfully belongs to one
give him his due
: a payment or obligation required by law or custom : debt
Adjective My wife is due in three weeks. The bill is due at the end of the month. The balance is now due. The amount due is 45 dollars. Noun Dues are increasing this year. Workers are required to join the union and pay dues. He deserves to be given his due. Adverb the island lies due south of the headland a plane flying due east See More
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AdjectivePenny has not yet entered a plea in the case, and is due back in court July 17, free on a $100,000 bond. —Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, 17 May 2023 As a result, minimum rent was due, the city informed SeaWorld. —Lori Weisberg, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2023 On the other hand, if her $1 million policy was instead owned by her life insurance trust, the $1 million in insurance would not be included in her estate, and no tax is due. —Daniela Avila, Peoplemag, 16 May 2023 My mother was pregnant with a much longed-for second child, due in the autumn. —Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2023 Because with all due respect, there must be a foundation to meet any challenge. —Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, 13 May 2023 California’s budget challenges are due in large part to lower tax collections due to a sagging stock market. —Adam Beam, Fortune, 12 May 2023 National attention surrounding Vallow’s case was due in part to the grisly details of the crimes. —Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 12 May 2023 Morgan Stanley estimates that approximately $1.5 trillion will be due by the end of 2025, potentially leading to a wave of loan defaults. —Carter Evans, CBS News, 11 May 2023
NounIn addition to the monthly dues that Liberty members paid for coverage of their medical bills, all of these ventures benefited from taxpayer money. —J. David Mcswane, ProPublica, 15 May 2023 Unfortunately, Black people from every corner of the diaspora have demonstrably not been given their due in the mainstream. —Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 21 Apr. 2023 If fewer than 60 percent of eligible employees actually pay dues, the union will need to be recertified. —The Editors, National Review, 3 May 2023 The part of the bill preventing automatic deductions of union dues would force union members to make separate payments, which would be less convenient. —Jim Saunders, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2023 In an organized workplace, are union dues a requirement for the workers? —Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 28 Mar. 2023 Michigan lawmakers were poised to take up legislation late Wednesday to repeal Michigan's right-to-work law that allows workers in unionized jobs to opt out of paying union dues and fees. —Detroit Free Press, 8 Mar. 2023 Some states have already ended automatic dues deductions, with Arkansas in April being the latest. —The Editors, National Review, 3 May 2023 The seven plaintiffs say that the restaurant spent at least some of that money—meant to pay workers and keep restaurants afloat as Covid-19 forced eateries to shut down—on extravagances like private planes and country-club dues. —Tori Latham, Robb Report, 2 May 2023 See More
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