Some works are autobiographical, including a piece about a dutiful daughter who forsakes her own happiness to care for her mother.
Given the contrast, are we to boast that our scribes are more dutiful , intelligent, responsible and wise in contributing to national strength and honour?
Its clergy, in the main, were neither piously devoted nor scandalously negligent, but were generally dutiful if rather unambitious pastors.
It's an unlikely friendship: Andy is dutiful , responsible, endearingly stuffy, but caring and contemplative.
It's a depressing resolution for a heroine: to do the dutiful thing.
The aristocratic families at the heart of the new scandals are not loyal and dutiful - they are vicious, greedy and spiteful.
He secured dutiful applause when he told the audience that it had fallen to the present generation to ‘face up to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction’.
As a still dutiful , if mature daughter, she still tried to placate rather than confront.
Then thirty minutes for evening toilette and small talk, and he and Bertha slipped into bed and dutiful union at 22: 15.
‘I'll be jumping out of tackles,’ he quips before embarking on a dutiful , almost grudging, acknowledgement of the need to focus on the next match.