rectitude

Part of speech: noun

Straightness.

Part of speech: noun

Uprightness; integrity; accuracy.

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Usage examples "rectitude":

  1. If a man had told Dr. Channing that he lied, or had dashed a glass of wine in his face, the honor of Dr. Channing would still have remained unsullied, not because he was a minister, but because of a reason which is equally applicable to all other men- because of his moral rectitude and courage. - "From the Easy Chair, series 3", George William Curtis.
  2. Having once been guilty, the returning path to rectitude is forever barred against him. - "Jane Talbot", Charles Brockden Brown.
  3. It comes to know itself in the motives which satisfy it, in the zest and power of rectitude. - "Modern American Prose Selections", Various.