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righteous
used in The Poisonwood Bible

15 uses
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1  —6 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-")
  • Bravery and righteousness—those are two things that cannot go unrewarded in the sight of the Lord.
    Book 3 — Judges (42% in)
righteousness = morally correct behavior
  • How we wives and mothers do perish at the hands of our own righteousness.
    Book 2 — Revelation (3% in)
  • After all, even when everyone defecates righteously, there are villages upstream from us.
    Book 2 — Revelation (89% in)
  • Those of doubtful righteousness speak of cannibals, the unquestionably vile, the sinners and the damned.
    Book 2 — Revelation (90% in)
  • Nathan believed one thing above all else: that the Lord notices righteousness, and rewards it.
    Book 3 — Judges (9% in)
  • What do a girl's bravery and righteousness count for, unless she is also pretty?
    Book 3 — Judges (42% in)

There are no more uses of "righteous" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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?  —9 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Africa has slipped the floor out from under my righteous house, my Adah moral code.
    Book 5 — Exodus (48% in)
  • Naturally the righteous Susanna refused them, even though this meant she would be accused and stoned for adultery.
    Book 1 — Genesis (86% in)
  • "There will always be room for the righteous," he said.
    Book 1 — Genesis (95% in)
  • Many are the afflictions of the righteous, and the Lord delivers him out of them all.
    Book 1 — Genesis (95% in)
  • Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all, he declared to the sky, squinting up at God and demanding justice.
    Book 2 — Revelation (12% in)
  • He says we're being brave and righteous.
    Book 3 — Judges (42% in)
  • Smart and righteous and adequate to His will," I confessed.
    Book 3 — Judges (78% in)
  • I want to be righteous, Anatole.
    Book 3 — Judges (98% in)
  • My father came only once, with blue flames curling from his eyebrows and tongue: Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
    Book 5 — Exodus (10% in)

There are no more uses of "righteous" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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