matter of duty

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He left a wife and three small children, and the death of that man aroused through the length and breadth of a realm for whose defence, welfare, and glory men die every day as matter of duty, an outburst of furious indignation, of a raging implacable pity for the victim.
He was speaking now, and the Chief Inspector listened with outward deference (which means nothing, being a matter of duty) and inwardly with benevolent toleration.
"As a matter of duty, Piombo," said Napoleon at last, "I cannot take you under my wing.
I must, however, as a matter of duty, send an inspector with you, since you have so valuable a charge.
Chanticleer and his family had already been transported thither, where the two hens had forthwith begun an indefatigable process of egg-laying, with an evident design, as a matter of duty and conscience, to continue their illustrious breed under better auspices than for a century past.
He might have done it if she had pressed him--as a matter of duty, perhaps; England expects every man to open his heart once; but the effort would have jarred him, and never, if she could avoid it, should he lose those defences that he had chosen to raise against the world.
I made up my mind that there would be no audience, and that I should not have to speak, but, as a matter of duty, I went to the church, and found it packed with people.
But besides Flashman, there were three or four other fast, sporting young gentlemen in the Schoolhouse, who considered subscription a matter of duty and necessity; and so, to make their duty come easy to the small boys, quietly secured the allowances in a lump when given out for distribution, and kept them.
I had pursued them as a matter of duty, and I had expected nothing from them.
He told the gathering that while the courts were being expected to do justice to some of the cases emanating from the last general election in the state, especially as they concern the seat of the senator representing Oyo South at the Red Chamber as well as the governor of the state, the party's faithful should, as a matter of duty, eschew bitterness and preach genuine reconciliation.
What is good and beneficial to the Filipinos, they should as a matter of duty," he said.
While calling out our President and some of his Cabinet members when they cross the line is both a matter of duty to God and our country, I think being too caught up in what we do not like about this President, from his penchant for invectives to his hatred of human rights advocates, might make us lose the opportunity to flesh out our version of '10x impact on our own country's intractable problems.'