devotion devotion  /dɪ ˈvoʊ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) feelings of ardent love
  2. (n) commitment to some purpose
  3. (n) religious zeal; the willingness to serve God
  4. (n) (usually plural) religious observance or prayers (usually spoken silently)

Usage(s):

  1. We are confident in our devotion to our country, in our love of freedom, in our inheritance of courage.
  2. It taught him to renounce personal desires not by withdrawal from the world but by devotion to the service of his fellow man.
  3. She joins a Christian fellowship and indulges the mechanic's devotion.

News

  1. Philly sports fans cheer Ron Jaworski at U.S. Open

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Signs of Philadelphia's famous devotion toward its professional sports teams have been evident in the galleries at the U.S. Open this week. Phillies and Flyers caps are plentiful, a man wore a ragged and old Randall Cunningham … Continue reading ?
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Devil Ball Golf via Yahoo! Sports

  2. WATTS: Jones family gets a record muskie shocker

    Keith Jones of St. Clair Shores loves his wife and children unconditionally, but that devotion took on new meaning when the family combined to haul in a record-breaking 45.05-pound muskie on Lake St. Clair - the second largest muskie recorded on the Jewel of the Great Lakes.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Oakland Press

  3. 'Sightseers' takes a road trip through black-comedy country

    A geeky devotion to roadside attractions might directly correspond to an impulse to murder -- or so it is suggested in "Sightseers," a British black...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Everett Herald

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