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my warmest duty and affection Someone at the end of his letter has written "and now I have only room to assure you of my warmest duty and affection, James". Is it another way of saying "warm regards, James"? My problem is with the word "duty"? Does it mean something like "regards" and "respects"?
Nov 2, 2016 11:11 AM
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The word 'duty,' in this context implies that the person that wrote the letter is suggesting that they are loyal to the person that received the letter. So they are assuring the person that received the letter of their loyalty to them. The expression, as a whole is, indeed, like "warm regards."
November 2, 2016
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