The call of duty
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British pronunciation/ðə kˈɔːl ɒv djˈuːti/
American pronunciation/ðə kˈɔːl ʌv dˈuːɾi/
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the feeling or belief that one must do or accomplish something

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the call of duty definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "call of duty" and when to use it?

The idiom "call of duty" has origins in the English language and dates back several centuries. The word "duty" can be traced to Middle English and has roots in Old French and Latin. It originally referred to a moral or legal obligation to perform a specific task or fulfill a responsibility. It is commonly employed in professions that involve serving others, such as military service, emergency response, healthcare, and teaching. In these contexts, ind

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Despite the late hour, the doctor answered the call of duty and rushed to the hospital to attend to an emergency patient.
The teacher went above and beyond, answering the call of duty by providing extra support to struggling students outside regular class hours.
When disaster struck, the firefighters responded to the call of duty, risking their lives to save others.
The community volunteer felt the call of duty and dedicated their time to help those in need during times of crisis.
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