imperative duty

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Her return to me, under these circumstances, was simply a question of time: any duty which she had once undertaken was an imperative duty in her estimation, no matter how trifling it might be.
The CHAIRMAN felt it his imperative duty to demand of the honourable gentleman, whether he had used the expression which had just escaped him in a common sense.
Not a rifleman in those crouching ranks, not a cannoneer at those masked and shotted guns, but knows the needs of the situation, the imperative duty of forbearance.
I am never happy when I have a duty left to accomplish, and it is an imperative duty which the king your father left me to watch over your fortunes, and make a royal use of his money.
But saying "only" in no way diminishes the vital importance of fair employment - a basic and central human right- and the most imperative duty of American companies, from which they cannot escape.
It therefore becomes our imperative duty as lawmakers to ensure that the benefits we derive from this technology should be used properly and not abused by some segments of our society.
HRH Prime Minister: The Gulf Union has become an imperative duty.
In his role Craig will be responsible for the day to day running of the finance function that will become an imperative duty as the enzyme production plant project progresses.
LEGAL COMMENTARY: Mandamus is a drastic and extraordinary writ that will be issued only when there is: (I) a clear legal right in the petitioner to the court order sought; (2) an imperative duty upon the respondent to perform, accompanied by a refusal to do so; (3) the lack of another adequate remedy; and (4) properly invoked jurisdiction of the court.
Despite finding it difficult to walk, I have come to exercise an imperative duty.
For example, chapter two examines how African American women in two of the earliest passing narratives, William Dean Howell's An Imperative Duty and Frances E.
In Asia, our traditional values encourage and even demand that wealth and means pass through lineage as an imperative duty.