[ UK /dɪvˈa‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈvaʊt/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. sincerely earnest
    one's dearest wish
    devout wishes for their success
    heartfelt condolences
  2. deeply religious
    a god-fearing and law-abiding people
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How To Use devout In A Sentence

  • An inscription in the sacristy of the church states that it was made by a devout Minorite of wood from the Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan
  • Croi from time immemorial had been renowned for its devout and strict observance of papistic rites and ceremonies; the Counts of Nassau had gone over to the new sect -- sufficient reasons why Philip of Croi, Duke of Arschot, should prefer a party which placed him the most decidedly in opposition to the Prince of Orange. History of the Revolt of the Netherlands — Volume 02
  • An unostentatiously devout man, that is where he would, in different circumstances, undoubtedly have been. DARE CALL IT TREASON
  • I'd listened to the programme a fair few times during my last year at school '93-4 and been dazzled by its mix of inspired music, learned guests, poetry, comedy and all-round self-deprecating dementedness, but it wasn't until I left for university that I became a devout fan. Archive 2006-04-01
  • Both men are from Brooklyn, both have children named Satchel, both are basketball fans, devout Knicks supporters, and both have made the clamorous city of New York their sound stage.
  • Cratyn was so annoyingly devout, he probably felt the need for penance if he had an impure thought. TREASON KEEP
  • Tolkien, a devout Catholic, was a combat veteran of World War I, and acutely sensitive to the murderous nihilism of modern warfare.
  • My sister has become devoutly Orthodox Jewish.
  • We got a juvenile offender, family of devout Jehovah's Witnesses. We gotta be real careful here.
  • The dying old man cast up his eyes to heaven and prayed devoutly.
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