How to use On-duty in a sentence
Only little Lydia—who I understand was Jill-on-the-job and busted you for racing on her first day on duty.
I'm mighty glad to see her back on duty after only a half day off!
No. It was afternoon and I had to go back on duty.
Only now was he beginning to understand that her staying depended less on duty and honor and more on him.
Us upstairs maids are on duty today.Advertisement
The dvornik is on duty for sixteen hours at a stretch, during which he is not allowed to sleep or even to shelter in the porch.
Workmen are killed and injured in this way, both while on duty and when going to and from their work; passengers, with or without right, go in front of trains at stations and at highway crossings at grade level; and trespassers are killed and injured in large numbers on railways everywhere, at and near stations, at crossings, and out on the open road, where they have no shadow of right.
While walking, crossing or standing on the line on duty (a) At stations.
The outer faces of the walls are strengthened by square buttresses built out at intervals of 60 yds., and on the summits of these stand the guard-houses for the troops on duty.
Even in the early part of the 19th century sentinels stood on duty night and day, and at a signal of alarm the whole population, including the Turkish aga himself, used to hide in the woods.Advertisement
The cohort on duty at the Palatine, which had accompanied the emperor, instantly deserted him; Galba, Piso and others were brutally murdered by the praetorians.
When on the 13th of August 1836 the soldiers on duty at the summer palace, La Granja, mutinied and forced the regent to grant a constitution, it was generally, though wrongly, believed that they overcame her reluctance by seizing Munoz, whom they called her "guapo," or fancy man, and threatening to shoot him.
Thus Christian ethics may be said to insist equally on duty to self and duty to others, while crudely egoistic systems become unworkable if a man renders himself obnoxious to his fellows.
He was called away on duty as chief military engineer (ingegnere camerale) with the special charge of inspecting and maintaining all the canals and waterways of the duchy.
While he was temporarily absent in 1915 on duty at the Mexican border his wife and three young daughters lost their lives in a disastrous fire, but his son was rescued.Advertisement
Only little Lydiaâ€”who I understand was Jill-on-the-job and busted you for racing on her first day on duty.
The news was not well received by Lieutenant Anderson, who was still on duty.
Left-arm slow bowler Ian Fisher has been added to the 11 players which were on duty for the drawn game against Kent in Bristol.
The first sister told the investigator that on 28 October she arrived on duty at 3.00pm.
Trained lifeguards are on duty from May to September.Advertisement
There was a very overdressed security guard on duty at the home.
An off-duty policeman saw someone and " believed his behavior to be suspect, " said an on-duty police spokey.
It was from Helvetius that he learnt that, men being universally and solely governed by self-love, the so-called moral judgments are really the common judgments of any society as to its common interests; that it is therefore futile on the one hand to propose any standard of virtue, except that of conduciveness to general happiness, and on the other hand useless merely to lecture men on duty and scold them for vice; that the moralist's proper function is rather to exhibit the coincidence of virtue with private happiness; that, accordingly, though nature has bound men's interests together in many ways, and education by developing sympathy and the habit of mutual help may much extend the connexion, still the most effective moralist is the legislator, who by acting on self-love through legal sanctions may mould human conduct as he chooses.
I was attached; I'm on duty.
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...Advertisement
You are offended at being put on duty a bit, but why not apologize to an old and honorable officer?
The officer on duty was a handsome, elegantly dressed man with a diamond ring on his forefinger.
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.
Prince Andrew was on duty that day and in constant attendance on the commander-in-chief.
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.Advertisement
After this Prince Andrew was conducted to the door and the officer on duty said in a whisper, "To the right, at the window."
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.
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.
Having sat still for a while he touched--himself not knowing why--the thick spot of paint representing the highest light in the portrait, rose, and recalled de Beausset and the officer on duty.
But when not on duty they will only wear a red ribbon round the left arm.Advertisement
My orders are to give it at once to the general on duty.
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.
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.
He was on duty in the Afghan capital shortly after the fall of the Taliban when a ricocheting bullet hit him in the head.
A possible cause for that disaster was the fact that the sentry on duty in Lebanon did not have a magazine in his M16.Advertisement
From the huge stock he was now able to equip himself very creditably, and acquit himself with perfect soldierly bearing when on duty.
The primary difference between the two is that a skilled nursing facility provides on-duty nurses round-the-clock.
She should be made to feel welcome in your home even during the hours she is not on duty.
Women working in a hospital setting may be wearing a scrub suit while on duty.
Collier has been on a handful of stand-up comedy shows on television, and headlined the Comedy on Duty tour, which visited troops in Iraq in 2005 and 2006.Advertisement
They also resented the transparent attempt to offer her as the series' female 'sex object', wearing non-standard, revealing outfits while on duty.
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.