The sheriff has a duty to investigate.
I'm off duty, you know.
He was on light duty, working only with small animals; and part time.
It was Carl's duty to sit outside of the king's bedroom and be ready to serve him at any time.
I'll agree, if I won't be second rung to your duty or other women.
More like my duty position.
If it was natural for Helen to ask such questions, it was my duty to answer them.
Cynthia and her husband were appreciative of his efforts, which Dean knew came as much from nerves over his pending jury duty as early morning kindness.
Our business is to do our duty, to fight and not to think!
She bent her head and continued in a whisper: Has he performed his final duty, Prince?
The crowd consisted of a few Russians and many of Napoleon's soldiers who were not on duty--Germans, Italians, and Frenchmen, in a variety of uniforms.
Everybody sees that things are going so badly that they cannot be allowed to go on so and that it is the duty of all decent men to counteract it as far as they can.
But you also say that our oath of allegiance is a conditional matter, and to that I reply: 'You are my best friend, as you know, but if you formed a secret society and began working against the government- -be it what it may--I know it is my duty to obey the government.
"You're on jury duty tomorrow," he reminded the old man.
Cynthia's allotted tour of duty was finished, so he took his wife's hand and they walked to the corner for a better view of the parade.
Fred was back to worrying not only about Martha, but his duty with the reconvening jury after the weekend hiatus.
She'd taken her duty seriously, even if it caused everyone around her to hate her.
He had a duty to me but I didn't have to choose him.
I'd say that's true, but I don't think him capable of walking away from a duty so great.
It's every man's duty to do the best he knows how; and I'm going to do it.
He agreed with Mr. Anagnos that it was my duty to give others the benefit of my experience.
It is not a man's duty, as a matter of course, to devote himself to the eradication of any, even the most enormous wrong; he may still properly have other concerns to engage him; but it is his duty, at least, to wash his hands of it, and, if he gives it no thought longer, not to give it practically his support.
Our duty, my dear, is to rectify his mistake, to ease his last moments by not letting him commit this injustice, and not to let him die feeling that he is rendering unhappy those who...
I don't know what you will think of it, but I consider it my duty to let you know of it.
Coming out of Kutuzov's room into the waiting room with the papers in his hand Prince Andrew came up to his comrade, the aide-de-camp on duty, Kozlovski, who was sitting at the window with a book.
He may keep me on duty every day, or may place me under arrest, but no one can make me apologize, because if he, as commander of this regiment, thinks it beneath his dignity to give me satisfaction, then...
You are offended at being put on duty a bit, but why not apologize to an old and honorable officer?
There you will find the adjutant on duty, said the official.
The adjutant on duty, meeting Prince Andrew, asked him to wait, and went in to the Minister of War.
I know you think it your duty to gallop back to the army now that it is in danger.
But as you are a philosopher, be a consistent one, look at the other side of the question and you will see that your duty, on the contrary, is to take care of yourself.
The officer on duty was a handsome, elegantly dressed man with a diamond ring on his forefinger.
Behind Prince Bagration rode an officer of the suite, the prince's personal adjutant, Zherkov, an orderly officer, the staff officer on duty, riding a fine bobtailed horse, and a civilian--an accountant who had asked permission to be present at the battle out of curiosity.
The one who was writing and whom Boris addressed turned round crossly and told him Bolkonski was on duty and that he should go through the door on the left into the reception room if he wished to see him.
When he entered, Prince Andrew, his eyes drooping contemptuously (with that peculiar expression of polite weariness which plainly says, "If it were not my duty I would not talk to you for a moment"), was listening to an old Russian general with decorations, who stood very erect, almost on tiptoe, with a soldier's obsequious expression on his purple face, reporting something.
Prince Andrew was on duty that day and in constant attendance on the commander-in-chief.
That same night, Rostov was with a platoon on skirmishing duty in front of Bagration's detachment.
On being relieved from picket duty Rostov had managed to get a few hours' sleep before morning and felt cheerful, bold, and resolute, with elasticity of movement, faith in his good fortune, and generally in that state of mind which makes everything seem possible, pleasant, and easy.
"Your regiment fulfilled its duty honorably," said Napoleon.
I consider it a sacred duty to fulfill that person's wishes.
On each side of the trench, the earth was cut out to a breadth of about two and a half feet, and this did duty for bedsteads and couches.
This way, to the officer on duty" (he was shown the door leading downstairs), "only it won't be accepted."
Prince Andrew for the second time asked the adjutant on duty to take in his name, but received an ironical look and was told that his turn would come in due course.
After this Prince Andrew was conducted to the door and the officer on duty said in a whisper, "To the right, at the window."
They laid on me the duty of Rhetor.
It seemed to Pierre that it was his duty to conceal the whole affair and re-establish Natasha's reputation.
She was accustomed always to oppose anything announced in that timid tone and considered it her duty to do so.
When the French officer went into the room with Pierre the latter again thought it his duty to assure him that he was not French and wished to go away, but the officer would not hear of it.
Pierre answered that he "was protecting a woman," and that "to protect a woman who was being insulted was the duty of every man; that..."
Whether it were difficult or easy, possible or impossible, she did not ask and did not want to know: it was her duty, not only to herself, to be near her brother who was perhaps dying, but to do everything possible to take his son to him, and so she prepared to set off.
But when not on duty they will only wear a red ribbon round the left arm.
Since his appointment as general on duty he had always slept with his door open, giving orders that every messenger should be allowed to wake him up.
I deem it my duty to report to Your Majesty the condition of the various corps I have had occasion to observe during different stages of the last two or three days' march.
Remembering her friendly relations with all the Rostovs which had made her almost a member of the family, she thought it her duty to go to see them.
When I told him that duty and the oath were above everything, he started proving goodness knows what!
Howie was seated at the table while Quinn and Martha performed kitchen duty with eggs and bacon.
Once in a while, I'm off duty and a call comes to someone else but I think the tipster person maybe knows my hours, 'cause it's rare another girl has to answer.
I was resigned it was my duty to explain the situation, with or without Howie's input, but Betsy interrupted before I could begin.
It was Cynthia who volunteered for the nasty duty, turning down Dean's offer to join her.
The sheriff's office was located only a few blocks east of Bird Song, behind the County Court House, where Fred O'Connor would report for jury duty the following Tuesday.
"Maybe I could get excused from jury duty," Fred said, in a last-ditch effort to join what he now consider an adventure.
If you think jury duty is so great, why don't you go in my place?
That would take some research by Fred and his stalwarts, if Dean could figure a way to distance that investigation from Fred's court-dictated jury duty restrictions.
This duty was about as pleasant as a stick in the eye in Dean's mind, but the interrupted householders were uniformly pleasant to him, making the necessary ordeal nearly tolerable.
I swear it on my duty as Death.
Duty first, as usual.
Judging by the strength of their bond, she'd be more than a duty to him.
You have a duty to your mate.
He wanted to throw duty out the window when it came to his mate.
"It's my duty," he said, eyes returning to the street.
I.m sworn to protect Toby, and I.ve done my duty in protecting Sasha, who is also my brother, according to the Code and the oaths I swore to my father and the Council!
It carried their baggage and was useful to ride in wherever there were good roads, and since it had accompanied them so far in their travels they felt it their duty to preserve it.
You view it as your duty to protest when people who do not hold to those values gain power.
What makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun is not our own, but ours is the invading army.
And each visitor, though politeness prevented his showing impatience, left the old woman with a sense of relief at having performed a vexatious duty and did not return to her the whole evening.
And Boris, having apparently relieved himself of an onerous duty and extricated himself from an awkward situation and placed another in it, became quite pleasant again.
"I should not be doing my duty, Count," he said in timid tones, "and should not justify your confidence and the honor you have done me in choosing me for your second, if at this grave, this very grave, moment I did not tell you the whole truth.
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
After some minutes, the gentleman-in-waiting who was on duty came into the great reception room and, bowing politely, asked Balashev to follow him.
Napoleon nodded condescendingly, as if to say, I know it's your duty to say that, but you don't believe it yourself.
As a general on duty on Kutuzov's staff, he applied himself to business with zeal and perseverance and surprised Kutuzov by his willingness and accuracy in work.
But now, at the commencement of the campaign, I should feel dishonored, not only in my comrades' eyes but in my own, if I preferred my own happiness to my love and duty to the Fatherland.
"Would not your Serene Highness like to come inside?" said the general on duty in a discontented voice, "the plans must be examined and several papers have to be signed."
The general on duty, quick!
Kutuzov was silent for a few seconds and then, submitting with evident reluctance to the duty imposed by his position, raised his head and began to speak.
The base camp housed the emergency response helicopters for Tucson and neighboring sectors and was manned with a skeletal crew of Guardians and one on-duty pilot, a Natural who'd been trained to fly.
His duty was beyond question the most important there was: protecting the souls of the dead mortals and dead-dead Immortals.
It's my duty and obligation.
On the smallest of chances she was alive, she would've had to find a loophole to surrender her duty without losing her soul.
What was it like to have the duty to protect billions of them?
"Is it your duty to protect humanity?" she asked, cocking her head to the side.
One stupid little human is so much easier to kill than a few billion, and you chose duty instead.
Practically speaking, governments often act as if their first duty is to protect the government, not the people.
When I find my work particularly difficult and discouraging, she writes me letters that make me feel glad and brave; for she is one of those from whom we learn that one painful duty fulfilled makes the next plainer and easier.
I have made some sacrifices to a sense of duty, and among others have sacrificed this pleasure also.
Wynn's soul was an official debt she incurred, and Death would do its duty and repay.
Jade's duty would, too.
"Kris values the Code and his duty more than he does anything," Jade said with some bitterness.
But I am sure that it is my duty to stand at my post as long as I live.
I often performed this duty of hospitality, waited long enough to milk a whole herd of cows, but did not see the man approaching from the town.
Everything that reminded him of his past was repugnant to him, and so in his relations with that former circle he confined himself to trying to do his duty and not to be unfair.
I have that Women's Club debate, and with Fred starting jury duty, this place will be short-handed.
His highest duty to fodder and water his horses!
The doctor who attended Pierre and visited him every day, though he considered it his duty as a doctor to pose as a man whose every moment was of value to suffering humanity, would sit for hours with Pierre telling him his favorite anecdotes and his observations on the characters of his patients in general, and especially of the ladies.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
You have no such duty to me.
Listening to the story of the struggle between love and duty, Pierre saw before his eyes every minutest detail of his last meeting with the object of his love at the Sukharev water tower.
In view of Fred's jury duty, even mentioning the name Dawkins around him was a no-no.
Barclay de Tolly tried to command the army in the best way, because he wished to fulfill his duty and earn fame as a great commander.
One minute, telling me you don't want anything to do with me beyond your duty and the next, sitting on the beach with me for hours because you're worried I'll find a tall building to dive off of, she grumbled.
They.ll eventually remember their duty to the Code.
Talking of my family affairs he said to me, the chief duty of a true Mason, as I have told you, lies in perfecting himself.
I'm mighty glad to see her back on duty after only a half day off!