duty


duty
01. It is the [duty] of all young Korean men to serve in the army.
02. In my country, a [dutiful] son is expected to take care of his parents when they are old.
03. 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.
04. She always carried out her [duties] quickly and efficiently.
05. It is the [duty] of every citizen to respect the law.
06. The guard comes on [duty] around midnight.
07. She was angry because her boss increased her [duties] in her job, but he didn't increase her salary.
08. Studies show that women continue to assume most of the [duties] involved in rearing children.
09. Arthur Schopenhauer once joked that to marry is to halve your rights, and double your [duties].
10. 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].
11. Maxim Gorky once observed that when work is a pleasure, life is a joy, but when work is a [duty], life is slavery.
12. 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.
13. Benjamin Franklin wrote that an [undutiful] daughter will prove an unmanageable wife.
14. 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.
15. 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.
16. Cyclists have the same rights and [duties] as the driver of a car.
17. In Burma, people believe that children have a [duty] to take care of their parents when they get old.
18. Freed of military [duties], the citizenry of fifteenth century Europe was able to accumulate wealth through commerce, banking and crafts.

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