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Righteousness

See also Virtuousness.
Amos
prophet of righteousness. [O.T.: Amos]
Astraea
goddess of righteousness. [Gk. Myth.: Walsh Classical, 36]
Benedetto, Don
Catholic teacher of moral precepts. [Ital. Lit.: Bread and Wine]
Dharma
multi-faceted concept of morality, truth, doctrine. [Hindu Rel.: Parrinder, 77]
Do-Right, Dudley
Canadian mountie who can do no wrong. [TV: “The Dudley Do-Right Show” in Terrace, I, 229–230]
Enoch
traditionally seen as paragon of upright man. [O.T.: Genesis 5:21–24]
Everyman
medieval play demonstrating man’s salvation dependent on his righteousness. [Br. Lit.: Everyman]
Josiah
virtuously reforms Jerusalem’s evil ways. [O.T.: II Kings 23:1–20]
Noah
only devout man of time; saved from flood. [O.T.: Genesis 6: 9–22]
Stockmann, Dr. Thomas
despite attempted bribery and intimidation, refuses to suppress evidence that the public baths are a health menace. [Norwegian Lit.: An Enemy of the People; Magill II, 292]
Zosima
elder monk; preaches message of love and forbearance. [Russ. Lit.: Brothers Karamazov]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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One thing is certain: We will never find out what rectitude commands if we are driven solely by our "interests." Europe's impasse is largely due to a standoff between opposing desires, objectives and concerns: German fears of Greco-Latin rule-bending will always trump French fears of German empire-building, and vice versa.
"But we expect you have seen through his transparent cloak of rectitude. It doesn't take much to lift the material and peek inside to the core of deceit and lies."
OUP's Managing Director, AmeenaSaiyid referred to Justice Sabihuddin Ahmed as a model of rectitude and intelligence and said that his association with the human rights bodies defined his personality as a humanitarian and jurist.
Or are our MPs displaying what they most abhor in a healthy democracy - evidence of the herd mentality, that succumbs to a populist agenda and ignores questions of philosophical and legal subtlety and rectitude? If so, we wish they would think again.
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To the author Becket died essentially to protect the rights and privileges of the cathedral and monastery at Canterbury and while he appears doubtful as to Becket's status as a true martyr, he does acknowledge his bravery and ultimate rectitude. Despite occasionally playing to the gallery the book reads well and the author uses his knowledge of the twelfth century to enhance one of the most dramatic lives in English history.
of Prishtina, Kosovo) presents a holistic understanding of development that goes beyond mere economic growth and instead seeks to optimize access by all human beings to: power, wealth, well-being, affection, enlightenment, skill, respect, and rectitude. Such an approach requires a focus, he argues, on universal human dignity, which provides a cross-cultural basis for providing policy guidance towards a justice-based world order.
If moral rectitude is what drives Mr Rumpole then perhaps a substantial reduction in his fees would be fitting in these times of austerity.
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