noun, plural de·voirs [duh-vwahrz, dev-wahrz; French duh-vwar]. /dəˈvwɑrz, ˈdɛv wɑrz; French dəˈvwar/.
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That, according to Mr. Tennyson's lately-published opinion, is the devoir of that deeply-to-be-pitied individual, l'homme marié.
If we are honourable people, we will do our devoir in this matter.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping|Elizabeth Hale Gilman
Others held us at bay with long lances, and never saw I any knight do his devoir more fiercely than he who had reviled the Maid.A Monk of Fife|Andrew Lang
On the table by the side of Jaspar was a bottle of brandy, at which, at short intervals, the miserable man paid his devoir.Hatchie, the Guardian Slave; or, The Heiress of Bellevue|Warren T. Ashton
The devoir was powerfully written in language at once chaste and choice, in a style nerved with vigour and graced with harmony.The Professor|(AKA Charlotte Bronte) Currer Bell