duty englannista suomeksi
That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
1805, 21 October, (w)
- England expects that every man will do his duty.
(RQ:Hough Purchase Price)felt a curious sensation of helplessness seize upon him as he met her steady gaze,(nb..); he could not tell what this prisoner might do. He cursed the fate which had assigned such a duty, cursed especially that fate which forced a gallant soldier to meet so superb a woman as this under handicap so hard.
(quote-book)|title=(w)| chapter=1| passage=Charles had not been employed above six months at Darracott Place, but he was not such a whopstraw as to make the least noise in the performance of his duties when his lordship was out of humour.
(quote-journal)| author=Lexington| title=Keeping the mighty honest| passage=British journalists shun complete respectability, feeling a duty to be ready to savage the mighty, or rummage through their bins. Elsewhere in Europe, government contracts and subsidies ensure that press barons will only defy the mighty so far.
The state of being at work and responsible for or doing a particular task.
1526, (w), trans. ''Bible'', (w) XX:
- Take that which is thy duty, and goo thy waye.
Respect; reverence; regard; act of respect; homage.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 5)
The efficiency of an engine, especially a steam pumping engine, as measured by work done by a certain quantity of fuel; usually, the number of pounds of water lifted one foot by one bushel of coal (94 lbs. old standard), or by 1 cwt. (112 lbs., England, or 100 lbs., United States).
(past passive participle of)