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righteous
used in Not Without My Daughter

5 uses
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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-")
  • Oh sister of Aaron; your father was not unrighteous nor was your mother unchaste.
  • Moody, in his Islamic righteousness of the previous months, had complained about Essey's laxity in covering herself and had pointed to Nasserine as a paragon of virtue.

There are no more uses of "righteous" flagged with this meaning in Not Without My Daughter.

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  • With a sense of righteous indignation I realized that, ironically, Allah was on my side.
  • Thus the righteous women will accept this arrangement obediently, and will honor their husbands in their absence, in accordance with God's commandments.
  • His eyes glaring with the righteous menace of a Moslem man crossed by a woman, he grabbed me, one hand digging into my arm, the other pulling at my hair.

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