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There was a pen the nibs of which were of ruby, set in gold, made by Doughty.

The doughty atheling to high-seat hastened and Hrothgar greeted.

I was grateful to the doughty Mr. Atwood, but just then I should have enjoyed choking him.

There was a quality to that smile which was not lost upon the doughty officer.

It was a dismal hour for the proud court of the doughty governor.

If you only knew of all Galeazzo's doughty deeds on the journey!

The dear drink-vat; the doughty have sought to else-whither.

That doughty leader retreated to the shelter of the shadows.

Hats off to the doughty Silas Talbot for this brave adventure!

And all men rejoiced at the coming of this doughty man and the friend of the King.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English dohtig "competent, good, valiant," from dyhtig "strong," related to dugan "to be fit, be able, be strong," and influenced by its past participle, dohte.

All from Proto-Germanic *duhtiz- (cf. Middle High German tühtec, German tüchtig, Middle Dutch duchtich), from PIE *dheugh- "to be fit, be of use, proper" (cf. German Tugend "virtue," Greek teukhein "to make ready," Irish dual "becoming, fit," Russian dužij "strong, robust"). Rare after 17c.; in deliberately archaic or mock-heroic use since c.1800. If it had survived, its modern form would be dighty.

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