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Example Sentences for "duty"

In my country, a dutiful son is expected to take care of his parents when they are oldIt is the duty of all young Korean men to serve in the army.

In my country, a dutiful son is expected to take care of his parents when they are old.

She volunteers at the S.P.C.A., where her duties include cleaning the cages, and making sure the animals have enough food and water.

She always carried out her duties quickly and efficiently.

It is the duty of every citizen to respect the law.

The guard comes on duty around midnight.

She was angry because her boss increased her duties in her job, but he didn't increase her salary.

Studies show that women continue to assume most of the duties involved in rearing children.

Arthur Schopenhauer once joked that to marry is to halve your rights, and double your duties.

George Bernard Shaw once said that when a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.

Maxim Gorky once observed that when work is a pleasure, life is a joy, but when work is a duty, life is slavery.

The Buddha tells us that to keep the body in good health is a duty. Otherwise, we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.

Benjamin Franklin wrote that an undutiful daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.

There is an Indian proverb which states that the most beautiful things in the universe are the starry heavens above us, and the feeling of duty within us.

In feudal Japan, the Imperial Army had special soldiers whose only duty was to count the number of enemy heads cut off during a battle.

Cyclists have the same rights and duties as the driver of a car.

In Burma, people believe that children have a duty to take care of their parents when they get old.

Freed of military duties, the citizenry of fifteenth century Europe was able to accumulate wealth through commerce, banking and crafts.

Discussion question: Do you believe that it is the duty of all citizens to serve in the military?


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