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  • nounresponsibility, assignment
  • nountax on foreign goods
  • nounmoral obligation

synonyms for duties

  • burden
  • business
  • charge
  • chore
  • commission
  • commitment
  • contract
  • function
  • job
  • need
  • obligation
  • office
  • role
  • service
  • task
  • work
  • calling
  • committal
  • devoir
  • dues
  • engagement
  • hook
  • load
  • millstone
  • mission
  • must
  • occupation
  • onus
  • pains
  • part
  • province
  • station
  • string
  • trouble
  • trust
  • undertaking
  • weight
  • minding the store
  • ought
  • taking care of business

antonyms for duties

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  • entertainment
  • fun
  • pastime
  • unemployment
  • advantage
  • aid
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • help
  • hobby
  • surrender
  • disregard
  • faithlessness
  • inconstancy
  • irresponsibility
  • treachery
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How to use duties in a sentence

All through the sad duties of the next four days Felipe was conscious of the undercurrent of this premonition.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
On some future occasion I may suggest how you may successfully perform your duties in your new position.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Michael Allcroft returned to his duties, tuned for labour, full of courage, and the spirit of enterprise and action.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
"Then he neglects his duties, that's all," replied the old gentleman with an indignant snort.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
That is a very flimsy pretext, so that the fiscals may not perform their duties faithfully against the governor.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Births, marriages, and deaths were also made liable to duties by the same Act.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
By doing so the natural parents lose all personal rights and are relieved from all legal duties.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
It sometimes happened that Ki Pak, in performing his official duties, was obliged to make long journeys to various parts of Korea.
OUR LITTLE KOREAN COUSINH. LEE M. PIKE
His duties as Pipe-master, Hennemann discharged with great fidelity; yea, even with genuine fanatical zeal.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
The bank did not employ him to steal, but to perform the ordinary banking duties.
PUTNAM'S HANDY LAW BOOK FOR THE LAYMANALBERT SIDNEY BOLLES
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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