Definition of Sense of duty
1. Noun. A motivating awareness of ethical responsibility.
Generic synonyms: Conscience, Moral Sense, Scruples, Sense Of Right And Wrong
Lexicographical Neighbors of Sense Of Duty
Literary usage of Sense of duty
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"But it is conceded on all sides, and in this opinion the court concurs, that he acted with honorable motives, and from a sense of duty to his government. ..."
2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1905)
"... wanton, or reckless; or against the prosecutor's sense of duty and right, or for ends he knows or is bound to know are wrong and against the dictates of ..."
3. The German Element in the United States by Albert Bernhardt Faust (1909)
"The sense of duty is inborn in the German, though he be unacquainted with the philosophy of Kant. It is a force within him as potent as the voice of ..."
4. Studies on Slavery: In Easy Lessons by John Fletcher (1852)
"But, while his disciples "reverence and follow" their " sense of duty," by obeying a law within themselves, and, according to their conscience, ..."
5. Studies on Slavery: In Easy Lessons by John Fletcher (1852)
"If his postulate be true concerning the " law within himself," he needs no argument; his opinion is enough: his feeling, his "sense of duty" governs the ..."
6. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"Her freedom of religious speculation had impressed upon her the sense of duty. At last, the conquered England, so long captive within the nets of privilege, ..."
7. The Theory of Moral Sentiments by Adam Smith (1853)
"In what cases the Sense of Duty ought to be the sole Principle of our Conduct; and in what cases it ought to concur with other Motives. ..."
8. Speeches, Correspondence and Political Papers of Carl Schurz by Carl Schurz (1913)
"I want you to realize that however mistaken I may be I act from a sense of duty and from a conviction that I have a debt of honor which I must pay no matter ..."