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observance

the degree of strictness of a religious order or community in following its rule
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It is evident that there is no process of a court by which the observance of the laws can, in the last resort, be enforced.
I should say that Goldoni was almost English, almost American, indeed, in his observance of the proprieties, and I like this in him; though the proprieties are not virtues, they are very good things, and at least are better than the improprieties.
Cedric, to whom the name of Alfred was as that of a deity, had treated the sole remaining scion of that great monarch with a degree of observance, such as, perhaps, was in those days scarce paid to an acknowledged princess.
The savage, in short, lives in the continual observance of its dictates, which guide and control every action of his being.
Religion was a quality but little cultivated amid the stumps of Temple’s Patent for the first few years of its settlement; but, as most of its inhabitants were from the moral States of Connecticut and Massachusetts, when the wants of nature were satisfied they began seriously to turn their attention to the introduction of those customs and observances which had been the principal care of their fore fathers.
Many of these fables are characterized by the strictest observance of these rules.
And as he is so scrupulous in his observance of the laws of knight-errantry, he will, no doubt, in order to keep his word, obey the injunction I have laid upon him.
And as wholesome meat corrupteth to little worms, so good forms and orders corrupt, into a number of petty observances.
went the voices from within; and, to John, this was like the end of all Christian observances, for he was now to be a wild man like Ishmael, and his life was to be cast in homeless places and with godless people.
Efforts are being made to persuade the road users in the traffic management and an awareness campaign is also being run for observance of traffic rules, he said stressing strict observance of traffic rules as only through this way, safe and secure journey on the roads could be ensured.
This year's observance focuses on building a nation of safe and healthy communities.
Manila, Philippines The Catholic Church begins the observance of Passion Week today, Passion Sunday and the Fifth Sunday of Lent.