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righteous
used in This Side of Paradise

3 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-")
  • He possessed infinite courage, an averagely good mind, and a sense of honor with a clear charm and noblesse oblige that varied it from righteousness.
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (77% in)
  • About a hundred juniors and seniors resigned from their clubs in a final fury of righteousness, and the clubs in helplessness turned upon Burne their finest weapon: ridicule.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (19% in)

There are no more uses of "righteous" flagged with this meaning in This Side of Paradise.

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  • He found that the party consisted of five men, two of whom he knew slightly; he became righteous about paying his share of the expense and insisted in a loud voice on arranging everything then and there to the amusement of the tables around him....
    2.2 — Experiments in Convalescence (21% in)

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