[ UK /dɪvˈə‍ʊʃən/ ]
[ US /dɪˈvoʊʃən/ ]
NOUN
  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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