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uprightness Sentence Examples

  • His career was distinguished by uprightness, by piety, by a devotion to duty, by courage and consistency.

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  • The family was distinguished for piety, uprightness, and solidity of character.

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  • His convictions gained weight from the simplicity, uprightness and diligence of his character; but they need a more effective justification than he was able to give them.

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  • His ability and uprightness were known, and he at once entered on such a successful career in the profession to which he had been brought up that at the age of twenty-five, we are told, he was already rich.

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  • I do not value chiefly a man's uprightness and benevolence, which are, as it were, his stem and leaves.

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  • Lord Moira's sound judgment on public affairs, combined with his military reputation and the uprightness of his character, won for him a high position among the statesmen of the day, and he gained an additional prestige from his intimate relations with the prince of Wales.

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  • Much depends on the personal qualities of the president and his power of inspiring the people with trust in his courage and his uprightness.

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  • He was quick-tempered, but of kindly disposition, intelligent and patriotic, and he left a reputation of unblemished honesty and uprightness.

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  • The uprightness and good sense of its leaders did not compensate for the weakness of their political connexions.

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  • The agricultural labourer has preserved the uprightness, diligence and sobriety which characterize the Turkish peasant; but the richer inhabitants of the cities are grossly sensual.

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  • Of these the two most fundamental were (as has been already indicated) wisdom - in its highest form philosophy - and that harmonious and regulated activity of all the elements of the soul which Plato regards as the essence of uprightness in social relations (&Kac06uv77) .

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  • But he was remarkable for conscientiousness and uprightness, and a firm adherence to what he believed to be right.

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  • The scepter of your kingdom is a scepter of uprightness; you have loved righteousness and hated wickedness.

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  • The uprightness and sincerity of his character won the friendship of many to whom his philosophy was repugnant.

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  • The mere fact that he was able to attract to himself so considerable a body of respectable followers, including such men as Ellwood, Barclay, Penington and Penn, is sufficient to prove that he possessed in a very eminent degree the power of conviction, persuasion, and moral ascendancy; while of his personal uprightness, single-mindedness and sincerity there can be no question.

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  • This fact determined the stadtholder, Maurice of Nassau, to support the orthodox party - a party to which he inclined the more readily that Olden Barneveldt, the grand pensionary, the man whose uprightness and abilities he most dreaded, sided with the Remonstrants.

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  • His great learning was equalled by the modest simplicity of his life and the uprightness of his conduct.

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  • He had an intense admiration for the great generals of Napoleon, and his uncompromising spirit, bold uprightness and independent views marked him as a man to be suspected.

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