Duty in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Duty

That which one is morally or legally obligated to do. | The state of being at work and responsible for or doing a particular task. | A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.

Short Example Sentences for Duty

  • 1. He thought it his duty to submit. 🔊
  • 2. I have put duty above love. 🔊
  • 3. I must do my duty to my government. 🔊
  • 4. It were at least your duty to appear so. 🔊
  • 5. I must not slack my duty to my mother. 🔊
  • 6. And a man who does his duty is greater than a king. 🔊
  • 7. It is my duty to live in this spot for one month. 🔊
  • 8. The duty might be three or three hundred per cent. 🔊
  • 9. Our first duty is to our own State. 🔊
  • 10. The duty of Lawrence was a dangerous one. 🔊
  • 11. You are on special duty from General Schofield. 🔊
  • 12. You are both in the same service, and owe the same duty to your master. 🔊
  • 13. I know no duty more sacred than the education and training of a child. 🔊
  • 14. No sense of duty or patriotism could revive his drooping spirits. 🔊
  • 15. His duty was now to be a good husband, at all events, there was that. 🔊
  • 16. The 2 companies on troop duty practical work, preparation for the schools. 🔊
  • 17. It is your duty to act honorably, If you regard the name of honest men. 🔊
  • 18. Asses with deers' antlers fastened on heads, 284; duty free, 284. 🔊

How to use Duty in Sentences?

  • 1. I accompanied the second column and had the pleasant duty of making away with this surplus. 🔊
  • 2. Their duty is to scare the game back from the swamp, should it turn thither for refuge. 🔊
  • 3. When voting, it was our duty to vote for the best man, regardless of his party name. 🔊
  • 4. I'm a magistrate, you know, Mr. Pennyman, and 'tis my duty to discourage all such immorality. 🔊
  • 5. They said the police remembered their duty uncommonly well when their own officials were the parties concerned in duels. 🔊
  • 6. He was a bad landlord, and did not know how to behave to a tenant as would have done his duty by him. 🔊
  • 7. I therefore gladly devolve on you the duty of making known to the world the respectability of my parents, and especially that of my mother. 🔊
  • 8. Concealing her repugnance to his advances, she gently but firmly refused him, telling him her duty was to her aged father. 🔊
  • 9. Besides, being a traveller, in quest of information, considered it his duty to inquire into every thing. 🔊
  • 10. The weather being inclement, they felt it their duty to keep us in doors, lest we should catch cold! 🔊
  • 11. Randolph is a noble fellow, and believes he is doing his duty both to his God and his country in fighting as he does. 🔊
  • 12. Haven't I realised the duty of cheerfulness and sacrifice through all these weary months? 🔊
  • 13. Having marked out the path of duty for us, he has made such a distribution of natural good and evil as is adapted to keep us therein. 🔊
  • 14. In the sham battles our pet animals (we each had one) did duty for retainers, much to their bewilderment. 🔊
  • 15. These did their duty nobly; the fierce attack of the enemy failed to break their order, or make them even flinch for a moment. 🔊
  • 16. His duty was also to shuffle his feet when the servant-maid approached, and a precious drubbing he got if he failed to shuffle them loud enough. 🔊
  • 17. It was his duty to report me, when I needed reporting and neglected to do it myself, and he was very faithful in discharging that duty. 🔊