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rectitude

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Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller
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Middle English, from Middle French rectitude, from Late Latin rectitudonem (accusative of rectitudo) "straightness", "uprighteness", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] rectus -straight.

Noun

Singular
rectitude

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rectitude (-)
  1. Rightness of principle or practice; exact conformity to truth, or to the rules prescribed for moral conduct, either by divine or human laws; uprightness of mind; uprightness; integrity; honesty; justice.

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rectitude” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


French

Etymology

From Late Latin rectitudonem (nominative of rectitudo) "straightness", "uprighteness", from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] rectus -straight.

Noun

rectitude f. (plural rectitudes)

  1. rectitude

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