[ UK /dɪvˈə‍ʊʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˈvoʊʃən/ ]
  1. (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)
    he returned to his devotions
  2. feelings of ardent love
    their devotion to each other was beautiful
  3. religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
  4. commitment to some purpose
    the devotion of his time and wealth to science
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How To Use devotion In A Sentence

  • I see his sensibility as basically that of an earlier age: he is a chivalric knight devoted to his lady; this devotion is like that of a medieval Christian who lives in the world yet profoundly venerates the Virgin Mary. Sena Jeter Naslund - An interview with author
  • The calced Augustinians also made their elections -- but not so quickly that we could avoid sending to them to remind them not to allow the disturbances of other times to occur in their chapter -- by having made them beforehand through their devotion to the outgoing provincial, who managed the succession for another as worthy as he. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 24 of 55 1630-34 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, As Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing t
  • Until his death, on November 16th, 1272, the King continued to rule and to conduct his customary religious devotions.
  • Those cuddly bears, ponies and dogs that show total devotion to their owners. Times, Sunday Times
  • The irony in Anglicanism’s devotion to its new substitute god, inclusivity, is that the only thing those who are not excluded have in common is that they are with a bunch of other people who are also not excluded. Diocese of Toronto: a Good Friday exclusive « Anglican Samizdat
  • St Marie's in Bury will become a ‘gem church’, and developed as a focus for prayer and devotion within the deanery.
  • His poetry conveys a great sense of religious devotion.
  • The judge praised the firefighters for their bravery and devotion to duty.
  • their devotion to each other was beautiful
  • As a devotional photographer a very tough man in terms of the handicraft of photo making.
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