—don’t faint with surprise if some of those rum-dumm liars get one good swift poke from Mike, with all the kick of God’s Flaming Righteousness behind the wallop!
But the way of the righteous is not all roses.
When he laid out the Glen Oriole acreage development, when he ironed woodland and dipping meadow into a glenless, orioleless, sunburnt flat prickly with small boards displaying the names of imaginary streets, he righteously put in a complete sewage-system.
So silent—Oh, you righteous men!
She was full of the joy of righteousness and bad temper.
In a spasm of righteousness he flung his cigar-case out of the smoking-compartment window.
Also, he was one of only nineteen speakers at the dinner with which the Chamber of Commerce celebrated the victory of righteousness.
Babbitt spoke well—and often—at these orgies of commercial righteousness about the "realtor’s function as a seer of the future development of the community, and as a prophetic engineer clearing the pathway for inevitable changes"—which meant that a real-estate broker could make money by guessing which way the town would grow.
When Zenith’s lone Conscientious Objector came home from prison and was righteously run out of town, the newspapers referred to the perpetrators as an "unidentified mob."
Now this was the manner of obtaining alcohol under the reign of righteousness and prohibition: He drove from the severe rectangular streets of the modern business center into the tangled byways of Old Town—jagged blocks filled with sooty warehouses and lofts; on into The Arbor, once a pleasant orchard but now a morass of lodging-houses, tenements, and brothels.
The three Vigilantes, formidable in their righteousness, stared at him in a taut silence.
There are no more uses of "righteousness" in the book.
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extremism fed by unquestioned belief in the righteousness of their cause
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.