RECTITUDE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of RECTITUDE
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rectitude
 n.  uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
Classic Sentence:
1  Javert, with his powerful rectitude of instinct, went straight to the bridge of Austerlitz.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER X—WHICH EXPLAINS HOW JAVERT GOT ON THE SCENT
2  He had lost the faculty of working and of moving firmly towards any fixed goal, but he was endowed with more clear-sightedness and rectitude than ever.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
3  He gnawed the rectitude of his life; he felt that he had been outcast from life's feast.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
4  Your Highness, it is impossible to return a definite answer to those two questions: and the more so because many rascals are at heart men of rectitude.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
Example Sentence:
1  The Eagle Scout was a model of rectitude.
2  He showers praise on his shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, as the man who has repositioned Labour as a party of fiscal rectitude and comes close to anointing him chancellor if Labour wins on 7 May.