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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]
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One thing is certain: We will never find out what rectitude commands if we are driven solely by our "interests.
If moral rectitude is what drives Mr Rumpole then perhaps a substantial reduction in his fees would be fitting in these times of austerity.
In the editorial, Snowe was compared--unfavorably, of course--to that model of rectitude and fiscal conservatism, New Hampshire's own former senator, Judd Gregg.
NNA - 20/12/2011 Lebanese President Michel Sleiman said Tuesday that regional and local stances hailing Syria's signing of the Arab League's protocol, tells of the rectitude of the Lebanese official stance before Arab League and Security Council.
AS DETAILS of the riots appeared on every foreign news channel, from the comments posted on the net, the one thing that seemed to shock most of the viewers across the world was the large numbers of young children seen getting involved in such level of criminality in a country once considered to be a model of discipline, rectitude and decorum in the western world.
With those landslide election victories to bolster him, I would argue, Tony Blair felt confident in 'communicating' with his public the duty, rectitude and moral purpose of our intervention in Iraq - a de facto invasion without our efforts or that of our PM.
Urging fiscal rectitude to beat the eurozone crisis, Berlin says it will start now to meet a binding promise to end deficits by 2016.
A return to fiscal rectitude and tinkering with the Stability and Growth Pact "is not enough" because "an economic government is now urgently required, above all within the eurozone".
The problem is, I appear to expect honourable members to cap their parties, in the interests of restoring public faith in their rectitude.
The key to being 'a real mensch' is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous.
It is quite clear that these pillars of rectitude are deeply affected by the last lobbyist who bought dinner, a golfing vacation, or a boondoggle trip for them, their families, and their friends.
The third portion of the work elucidates the nexus of strategy and moral rectitude in the international area.