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1‘she reminded them that their fees were due’
owing, owed, to be paid, payable, payable now, payable immediately, receivable immediately
outstanding, overdue, unpaid, unsettled, undischarged
North American delinquent, past due
2‘the chancellor's Autumn statement is due today’
expected, required, awaited, anticipated, scheduled for
3‘he was treated with the respect due to a great artist’
deserved by, merited by, earned by, warranted by
appropriate to, fit for, fitting for, suitable for, right for, proper to
archaic meet for
4‘he drove without due care and attention’
proper, right and proper, correct, rightful, fitting, suitable, appropriate, apt, adequate, sufficient, enough, ample, satisfactory, requisite
1‘he attracts more criticism than is his due’
rightful treatment, fair treatment, deserved fate, just punishment
rights, just deserts, deserts
2dues‘union members have already paid their dues’
fee, membership fee, subscription, charge, toll, levy
1‘he hiked due north and arrived back at his base’
directly, straight, exactly, precisely, without deviating, undeviatingly, dead, plumb, squarely
1‘her death was due to an infection of the abdominal wall’
attributable to, caused by, ascribed to, ascribable to, assignable to, because of, put down to
2‘the train was cancelled due to staff shortages’
because of, owing to, on account of, as a consequence of, as a result of, thanks to, by reason of, on grounds of, in view of
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