- duty bound,
- duty officer
Origin of dutiful
Examples from the Web for dutiful
She appeared at his side, impish smile in place, dutiful, fragrantly rather than ferociously sexy, and—frustratingly—an adjunct.How Can Katie Holmes Escape Tom Cruise—and ‘Dawson’s Creek’?|Tim Teeman|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ibrahim made clear to Deputy Dennis Meyer that his daughter was a respectful and dutiful girl of Sudanese extraction.
Revered and dutiful, he fought (and was injured) in World War II, and succeeded to the tile in 1953.For Sale: The $3M British Mountain—With Aristocratic Family Feud Included|Tom Sykes|August 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this detachment gives the biography a dutiful, going-through-the-motions tone.
It is home to Papa Pilgrim, a literal-minded, self-fashioned prophet; his wife, Country Rose; and their 15 dutiful children.
Save for this wild fancy of going to the Dauphin she hath ever been most dutiful.Joan of Arc|Lucy Foster Madison
Mr. Starkweather made a dutiful struggle to be joyous about it, and succeeded only in producing a feeble smirk.Rope|Holworthy Hall
This dutiful son laid down his pencil and effected a stiffly vertical attitude.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
I know that I am your son, and I want to be dutiful, but I have my own individuality as well.Michael|E. F. Benson
Spare the feelings of your dutiful parents, and get home in Christianable time.'The Pillars of the House, Vol. I (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge