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used in Arrowsmith

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1  —4 uses as in:
a righteous cause
morally correct; or morally justified


acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
  • Had Bert been more formidable, Martin might have killed him, but he could not face that buck-toothed and nickering righteousness.
    Chapter 9 (98% in)
  • The astounded world, the astounded and profane Clif Clawson, had the spectacle of Martin in shiny pressed clothes, a painful linen collar, and an arduously tied scarf, accompanying Mrs. Fox and the chastely chattering Madeline to the Mohalis Methodist Church, to hear the Reverend Dr. Myron Schwab discourse on "The One Way to Righteousness."
    Chapter 5 (84% in)
  • Scorners of righteousness!
    Chapter 34 (33% in)
  • How much was I righteously offended, and how much was I sore because he didn't recognize the high social position of the rich Dr. Arrowsmith?
    Chapter 39 (31% in)

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  • His new Buick sedan awaited him outside, and with modest satisfaction he heard the minister gloat: "The righteous, even the Children of Light, they shall be rewarded with a great reward and their feet shall walk in gladness, saith the Lord of Hosts; but the mockers, the Sons of Belial, they shall be slain betimes and cast down into darkness and failure, and in the busy marts shall they be forgot."
    Chapter 40 (94% in)
  • He left most of the work to his assistants, occasionally giving them sardonic directions to "put on another hundred tubes of the A medium—hell, make it another thousand!" and when he found that they were doing as they pleased, he was not righteous nor rebuking.
    Chapter 38 (31% in)

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

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