rectitude

[ rek-ti-tood, -tyood ]SEE DEFINITION OF rectitude
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We cannot help remarking the danger of the least deviation from the path of rectitude.

Doubtless he spoke like this in order that his rectitude might not be called in question.

He feels that truth is the “summit of being,” and the soul of rectitude in human affairs.

Through them all she was sustained by the consciousness of her rectitude.

Rectitude, courage and unflinching truth were Holcroft's ideal.

But honor and rectitude, clear-sightedness and trustfulness in life were fast returning.

It is never too late to recognize what is right and to proceed with rectitude.

Neither can it be said, on the other hand, that the gain of rectitude must be bought by any loss.

But still he remained incomprehensible in his simplicity, fearlessness, and rectitude.

Was it not tampering with rectitude to have overcome them by a too persuasive rhetoric?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "quality of being straight," from Middle French rectitude (14c.), from Late Latin rectitudinem (nominative rectitudo) "straightness, uprightness," from Latin rectus "straight" (see right (adj.1)). Sense of "upright in conduct or character" is from 1530s.

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