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righteousness

[rahy-chuh s-nis] /ˈraɪ tʃəs nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being righteous.
2.
righteous conduct.
3.
the quality or state of being just or rightful:
They came to realize the righteousness of her position on the matter.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English rightwisnes(se), Old English rihtwīsnes. See righteous, -ness
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  • The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.
  • The righteousness of old protest songs has been replaced by sorrow and malaise.
  • But there is less to this flurry of righteousness than meets the eye.
  • It is ignorance or self righteousness that speaks of total freedom without responsibility.
  • righteousness in the pursuit of morality is no vice, apparently.
  • To link government with glory and righteousness is to merely repeat the failed and repressive history of past generations.
  • We must employ all these to act with righteousness in our lives.
  • Keep your comments clean and the righteousness of your position will be made all that much clearer.
  • Self-righteousness does not amount to righteousness.
  • The pinnacle of loving kindness, you embraced us unfailingly and exemplified the ways of righteousness.
Word Origin and History for righteousness
n.

Old English rehtwisnisse; see righteous + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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righteousness in the Bible
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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