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righteous
used in Middlemarch

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1  —2 uses as in:
a righteous cause
Definition
morally correct; or morally justified

or:

acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
  • I have been looking into a volume of sermons by Mr. Tyke: such sermons would be of no use at Lowick—I mean, about imputed righteousness and the prophecies in the Apocalypse.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (64% in)
  • There were hours in which Bulstrode felt that his action was unrighteous; but how could he go back?
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (82% in)

There are no more uses of "righteous" flagged with this meaning in Middlemarch.

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?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I don't judge you and say, he is wicked, and I am righteous.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (62% in)
  • But for himself at that distant time, and even now in burning memory, the fact was broken into little sequences, each justified as it came by reasonings which seemed to prove it righteous.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (82% in)
  • Upright Sir James Chettam was convinced that his own satisfaction was righteous when he thought with some complacency that here was an added league to that mountainous distance between Ladislaw and Dorothea, which enabled him to dismiss any anxiety in that direction as too absurd.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (42% in)

There are no more uses of "righteous" in Middlemarch.

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